Extraterrestrial Life May Be Only 14 Light Years Away
Australian researchers have discovered a planet called Wolf 1061c, and its position relative to its star could allow for water ... and life.By Ryan Biek | December 17, 2015
Three planets orbit a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061 that's only 14 light years away from Earth. But only one, Wolf 1061c, falls within what's known as the "Goldilocks" zone –– not too close or too far away from its star to allow for water and, potentially, life as we know it.
Wolf 1061c is roughly four times bigger than Earth and takes 18 days to revolve around its star, which is much cooler than our sun.