An incredibly important discovery in our universe. Gliese 581g is quite possibly the closest (and it’s scary close) to being a habitable Earth-like planet that we’ve found. It sits, smack dab, in the middle of an orbital belt around a star that would provide it with the right temperature band for life.
This could answer a lot of obvious questions, but a lot of not-so-obvious questions, like:
Is Life as we know it different on other planets?
What other elements or combinations of “ingredients” are required to sustain life?
Could there be combinations of “ingredients” that are actually more efficient at sustaining life?
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