Appearently SETI isn't as useless as I thought. Dr. Ragbir Bhathal registered a peculiar pulse of light two years ago from a direction that was later described as a solar system with several near earth-like planets, and one earth-like planet. The system (Gliese 581) consists of 6 planets and a sun which is some 30% smaller than our sun. The planet going by the name Gliese 581g is in the 'Goldilocks zone' where it is neither too cold nor too hot for water to remain in liquid form.
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Edit: Anyone else find these star system names boring? Why can't it be Xobome or Morobe or Luke Skywalker?
Luke Skywalker system... that would be awesome