Scientists at the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland have found an earth-like planet orbiting the red dwarf start Gliese, about 20 light years away. The planet’s gravity is too high to support life in forms similar to those of living things on Earth.
But the estimated average temperature of the planet is 0-40 degrees Celsius. This means that most of the water on the planet will be in liquid form.
On Earth, anywhere there is liquid water, there is life. So the chances are very good indeed that some sort of life exists on the newly discovered planet.
Let’s go say hello!