In astrobiology, the Goldilocks Principle applies to the range of distances that a planet’s orbit can be from its star and maintain temperatures on the surface that are just right for liquid water. This range is known as the Goldilocks Zone.
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Looking at the evidence available to them, astrobiologists had assumed the distance between Venus to Mars from the sun was the distance in which liquid water, and therefore life, was possible. This became known as the Goldilocks Zone.
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May 20, 2022
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