“The ‘Goldilocks Zone,’ or habitable zone, is the range of distance with the right temperatures for water to remain liquid.
“Discoveries in the Goldilocks Zone, like Earth-size planet Kepler-186f, are what scientists hope will lead us to water –– and one day life.”
Allison Youngblood, a University of Colorado astronomer and co-author of the study describes our Sun as “more of a gentle giant.”
She said: “It’s older and not as active as younger and smaller stars.
“Earth also has a strong magnetic field, which deflects the sun’s damaging winds.”