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»Nicolle Rager Fuller DescriptionLife on other Planets? The question fascinates us, has led us to the moon, and motivates the imagination and dreams of our girls and boys destined to be future scientists. More and more research points to the likelihood that there is indeed life on another planet, in far off solar systems. One such planet, named Gliese, appears to be perfectly distanced from the sun for warmth and possible photosynthesis, and there appears to be water on its surface. Lacking an orbit like Earth, one side of the planet is permanently in darkness, covered in ice. If life does exist, it would likely be in the transition zone between the light and dark side. Digitally painted with 3d Vue and Photoshop for Science News 2010 story of the year cover. © Nicolle Rager Fuller, 2012 Keywordsscience; art; illustration; technical; information graphics Media Color Categories Nature, Science, Technical Subject(s) Astronomy/Space, Editorial, Landscape