In the search for extrasolar planets
that could possibly support life
, the term Goldilocks Planet
is used to describe a planet
that is just the right temperature for such a purpose. The temperature
is neither too hot
, nor too cold
It's juuust right.
There is a planet, 70 Virginis b, that is described as "The Goldilocks Planet" because of it's similarities to earth. The planet is roughly the size of Jupiter but seems to have a regular orbit around the star 70 Virginis, which has a spectral type of G5, the same as our own sun. The 70 Virginis solar system is located near the constellation Virgo, roughly 78 light years from our sun.