The planet HD 40307g not too cold and not too hot. The planet rotates on its axis, and this implies the change of day and night, making conditions on it even more similar to Earth.
Scientists have discovered at a distance of 42 light years of our solar system in the constellation Pectoris, a planet whose climate may be suitable for life, writes The Independent.
The planet, called HD 40307g, is from its sun is at such a distance that could exist on the surface of liquid water. The orbit of the planet lies in the so-called Goldilocks zone, that is, at a distance, where the temperature is not too high and not too low to sustain life, wrote the correspondent.
"Just like Goldilocks liked the porridge, which is not too hot and not too cold, and the planet - and its satellites - in orbit, comparable to the Earth, increasing the likelihood of habitability," - said Professor Hugh Jones of the University of Hertfordshire.
In addition, "the scientists believe that the planet rotates on its axis, and this implies the change of day and night, making conditions on it even more similar to Earth," adds the correspondent, John Hull.