The announcement that UC Santa Cruz astronomer Steven Vogt and a team of scientists have discovered a planet with the potential to support life captured international news attention and sparked the imaginations of millions. Here is a selection of some of the most notable coverage. Nearly 1,000 news outlets reported the findings within the first 24 hours.
New York Times New Planet May Be Able to Nurture Organisms
Washington Post Astronomers find first habitable planet outside solar system
Scientific American Planet Hunters Discover a World That Could Harbor Life
Time magazine online Found: An Earthlike Planet at Last
Associated Press Could 'Goldilocks' planet be just right for life?
NPR All Things Considered Godilocks’ Planet’s Temperature Just Right for Life
National Geographic First Truly Habitable Planet Discovered, Experts Say
National Science Foundation Newly Discovered Planet May Be First Truly Habitable Exoplanet
Los Angeles Times Newly discovered planet may be most Earth-like ever, astronomer says
San Jose Mercury News 'Goldilocks' planet may be just right for life
Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey Herald, Contra Costa Times UC Santa Cruz scientists help identify planet in perfect position to foster life
Guardian (UK) New Earth-like planet discovered
Astronomy Now (UK) Goldilocks exoworld discovered
Montreal Gazette ‘Habitable’ planet found outside solar system
Al Jazeera English Newly discovered planet 'habitable'
Iranian.com A distant Earth-like exoplanet 'could have life'