Goldilocks zone

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So called because, like the third of the three bowls of porridge in the fairy tale Goldilocks, it is neither too hot nor too cold, but just right.

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Goldilocks zone (plural Goldilocks zones)

  1. (astronomy) The zone around a star where a planet could experience temperatures like those on Earth, allowing for the possible existence of liquid water and of life.
    Synonym: habitable zone

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