Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mr. Spock's planet might exist

Ear's to planet Vulcan being real | The Daily Telegraph: THE home planet of big-eared Star Trek legend Dr Spock could actually exist. Experts reckon up to eight worlds could revolve around the star Epsilon Eridani, which Spock's [fictional] planet Vulcan orbits in the cult TV series. Epsilon Eridani is surrounded by two bands of rocky and metal fragments like the asteroid belt that lies beyond Mars in our solar system. And Nasa experts believe if they are there, rocky planets like Earth must be there too. [More planets are giant gas balls like Jupiter and all of Earth's planets past Mars.] It boosts the chance that this new solar system could be inhabited. Nasa expert Marc Kuchner told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I wouldn’t be surprised if seven or eight planets orbit Epsilon Eridani. One of these could be habitable."

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