Any “Goldilocks” planet is so-called because it is “just right.” That is, it is neither too hot nor too cold. Not too far from its sun and never too near. Scientists have found roughly five-hundred exo-planets (exo-planets outside of Earth’s Solar program) but evidently a planet orbiting a star known as “Gliese 581” is the best thing yet to a Goldilocks planet.
Today this does not mean that the planet (the sixth determined to be orbiting around Gliese 581 – up to now) is actually totally earthlike and habitable; it really means it is within the array of what science considers may be acceptable. Therefore it’s not as if humans are going to be rushing out to the spaceships in a property rush to develop the planet complete with two car garages and also automatic garage door openers. First of all, people don’t yet have the spaceship technology to go to a world thirty light years from Earth. And once that hurdle will be crossed, will still be not certain that this particular planet will be a real “Goldilocks” world and in a position to sustain existence as human beings know it in this world.
But it is the start in serving them with an exo-earth that appears to be inside the tolerable selection for individual life. It means that space exploration is highly recommended and feasible. Of course, presently there may well and probably will be other conditions with this world making it extremely hard for keeping human existence. Any ambiance may turn out to be poisonous, there may be poisonous microbes growing within the soil presently there (which would also be of interest though since something growing inside the soil of some other planet could be life upon another world), or it might turn out how the extremes associated with hot and cold are actually beyond human being endurance.
Research fiction writers have written for decades about discovering habitable planets outside of this world. There was always an inherent optimism in this creating, that humans would be able to in some way get over and above the differences on Earth and also reach out together to other worlds. The work from the scientists is actually making this at least a little more feasible and a little less of any fantasy. Same as stated earlier, it will not be a development with two car garages and automated garage door openers along with a garage door repairman merely a phone call away. Or at least not necessarily right off.
However, it does potentially have the enabling of the new home with two car storage and automatic garage door opener on either side become a fact, even if it’s decades as well as centuries away.