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The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is also the story of Earth. It's a place that is neither too hot, nor too cold, but is just right for all sorts of life-forms to live and thrive. There are moons in the solar system that could potentially support life, but as of 2008, Earth remains the only planet where life is known to exist. Fun Fact: Is that Florida in the picture? Yes it is. This image was taken by an Earth-orbiting satellite as it was tracking Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

Photo source: NASA

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