Earth has indeed been described as the ‘Goldilocks’ planet.
For example, it takes eight minutes for the light of the sun to reach us. Thus effectively when we look at the sun we are seeing it as it was eight minutes ago. Astronomy is unique amongst the scientific fields in that it actively witnesses the past. (
Holmes and Watson had been on a camping trip and after a session of heavy drinking, they fell sound asleep. They woke in the middle of the night and Holmes nudges Watson and says "Lookup. What do you see?”
The sun and its system of (young) planets is hurled away from one of the most dangerous for life locations in the Milky Way galaxy.”