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  1. Goldilocks planetnoun

    A planet which orbits in the habitable zone around a star, where temperatures like those on Earth occur, allowing for the possible existence of liquid water and of life.

    Etymology: From the children's story Goldilocks, in which a bowl of porridge is neither too hot nor too cold.

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  1. Goldilocks planet

    A "Goldilocks planet" is a planet that falls within a star's habitable zone, and the name is often specifically used for planets close to the size of Earth. The name comes from the children's fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in which a little girl chooses from sets of three items, ignoring the ones that are too extreme, and settling on the one in the middle, which is "just right". Likewise, a planet following this Goldilocks Principle is one that is neither too close nor too far from a star to rule out liquid water on its surface and thus life on the planet. However, planets within a habitable zone that are unlikely to host life may also be called Goldilocks planets. The best example of a Goldilocks planet is the Earth itself. Goldilocks planets are of key interest to researchers looking either for existing life or for future homes for the human race. The Drake equation, which attempts to estimate the likelihood of non-terrestrial intelligent life, incorporates a factor for the average number of life-supporting planets in a star system with planets. The discovery of extrasolar Goldilocks planets helps to refine estimates for this figure. Very low estimates would contribute to the Rare Earth hypothesis, which posits that a series of extremely unlikely events and conditions led to the rise of life on Earth. High estimates would reinforce the Copernican mediocrity principle, in that large numbers of Goldilocks planets would imply that Earth is not especially exceptional.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldilocks planet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldilocks planet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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