GUYS WAIT WHOA WHOA WHOA.— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) September 18, 2018
I did not realise at the time because they published the star under a different name, but WE FOUND A PLANET AROUND 40 ERIDANI A.
THAT'S WHERE SPOCK IS FROM. VULCAN ORBITS 40 ERIDANI A.
This new planet is much too hot to be habitable, but where there's one planet... pic.twitter.com/5RmM8LOCeH— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) September 18, 2018
It needs to be a desert world with a thin atmosphere so this can happen. pic.twitter.com/rETgGO5YbX— Astro Noel (@astro_noel) September 18, 2018
To be pedantic, originally Vulcan was Epsilon Eridani, since that and Tau Ceti were on the short list of stars possibly with habitable planets.— Winchell Chung (@nyrath) September 19, 2018
SF writer James Blish changed it to 40 Eridani in 1967 in his novelization of "Balance of Terror"https://t.co/6UhSH6sI0x
@bigbangtheory I hope the discovery of the Vulcan homeworld (sort of) can make it into an episode of Season 12.— Shawn Riley (@CyberIntelSME) September 18, 2018