Spock’s home planet in our sights?

I haven’t posted anything Star Trek-related in, oh, days, so here’s something:

Science fiction may soon become science fact. Astronomers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have recently concluded that the upcoming planet-finding mission, SIM PlanetQuest, would be able to detect an Earth-like planet around the star 40 Eridani, a planet familiar to “Star Trek” fans as “Vulcan.” 40 Eridani, a triple-star system 16 light-years from Earth, includes a red-orange K dwarf star slightly smaller and cooler than our sun. Vulcan is thought to orbit that dwarf star, called 40 Eridani A.

No, I don’t own a pair of pointy plastic ears. Why do you ask?

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