Astronomers say they have not yet found any signs of extraterrestrial life. But they say they have found two previously unknown planets in distant constellations that might be able to support life. A San Francisco State University researcher says these giant planets are located 35 light-years from Earth. They are thought to have surface conditions that would allow the formation of water, believed to be a key to the development of living organisms. Both planets, which are located in the Virgo and Ursa Major constellations, are bigger than Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System.
[Editor's note: Jupiter itself apparently has substantial amounts of water in its atmosphere, but is not thought capable of supporting any imaginable form of life. Planets the size of Jupiter, or bigger, would have enormous gravity. If they did support life, that life would probably be very different from known forms, due to its adaptation to the enormous gravity.]
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