Just how prophetic was Star Trek? Based on a recent discovery, it seems a lot. Astronomers have recently discovered an exoplanet orbiting 40 Eridani A, a star known to hard-core Star-Trek fans as Spock’s home planet, Vulcan. While no one is actually suggesting that any pointy-eared aliens live on this newly discovered exoplanet, the discovery is undeniably coincidental.
There’s a planet exactly where Star Trek said Vulcan should be https://t.co/WFeGJPdAiX https://t.co/tGbyfMM0CU— Popular Science (@Popular Science)1537513239.0