By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Features Editor| Huzzah believers—extraterrestrial life may soon be at the precipice of discovery. Kepler 438b, an exoplanet dubbed an Earth twin, was announced at the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 6. The likely rocky planet, in the constellation of Lyra, orbits an orange dwarf star within “Goldilocks” proximity, according to guardian.com. The Goldilocks zone is the habitable range a planet is from a star, bathing sunlight that is neither too hot nor too cold, but just right to sustain liquid water. Scientists consider liquid water and rocky surfaces to be key signifiers of a habitable planet, according to guardian.com. These factors may arouse … [Read more...] about I want to believe . . .