Star Trek Planet Discovery



Artist’s concept of a “super-Earth” orbiting the star HD 26965

SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER: Astronomers just discovered Spock’s home planet, Vulcan. by David Freeman | NBC News. The New found exoplanet orbits a star identified with the famed science officer from “Star Trek” Spock and is 16 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Eridanus

No one is saying that any pointy-eared aliens live there, but astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting 40 Eridani A, a star known to “Star Trek” fans as the host star of Spock’s home planet Vulcan.

For More on this newly discovered object go to NBC News.

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