Saturday, November 7, 2015

Life on a planet next to a star

The Earth as seen from the Moon - Apollo 8

Life on Earth would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, if our planet were not positioned very precisely in the habitable zone in our solar system, colloquially known as the “Goldilocks zone”. However, even positioned at this
optimum distance from the Sun, the behaviour of our star has profound consequences for our lives ...

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