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Up to One-Third of Planets in Small Stars’ ‘Goldilocks’ Zones Could be Habitable

Sputnik International

ByFantine Gardinier

May 31, 2023

A new study has found that as many as one-third of planets found around the smallest type of star are likely to be able to host life.
Around each star in space, there is a distance at which the surface temperature on a planet is most likely to have water in a liquid state – that is, between 1 and 100 degrees Celsius – on its surface. Any planet orbiting at this distance, which is known as the “Goldilocks” zone because, like the temperature of the soup from the fairy tale, its conditions are “just right,” would be capable of supporting life, assuming certain other factors don’t also appear to create chaos.