According to the Christian Science Monitor A planet has been discovered on a distant star that is larger than Earth, rocky and within the habitable zone of its star. This planet may be able to support life. It may already have life, maybe even intelligent life. A big question for scientists will be if life is there, is it based on amino acids, proteins, DNA and epigenetics or is it based on something totally different? One theory has life (amino acids) coming to Earth on asteroids billions of years ago. If this is true, it may be a common building block throughout the Universe.