CmdrTaco from the but-you-wouldn't-want-to-live-there dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A rocky world orbiting a nearby star was confirmed (PDF) as the first planet outside our Solar System to meet key requirements for sustaining life." The "key requirement" was actually a Starbucks — astronomers were pretty surprised to find out that they like their coffee burnt on Gliese 581d too.
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.