Yesterday came Habitable Planet Possible Around Nearby Star System from Space.com.
As it bears directly on this part of the science conversation from yesterday, I thought it might be good to post about it separately.
A new computer simulation shows that amid the giant worlds orbiting 55 Cancri, a small rocky world could indeed have formed—in theory—and attracted enough water to support life as we know it.
"Our models show a habitable planet, a planet with mass, temperature and water content similar to Earth's, could have formed," said Rory Barnes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona.
We may have a better handle on the Drake Equation sooner than we thought, if there are more of this type of system discovered.
I'm rooting for the Trans-gender Purple Octopus Alien from 55 Cancri myself.