Astronomers have found this planet Vulcan kinovselennoy of "Star Trek"
University of Florida astronomers announce the opening of this exoplanet, which by its characteristics is very similar to the planet Vulcan, kinovselennoy featured in "Star Trek." Ekzoplanety found telescopic Dharma Endowment Foundation Telescope (DEFT). The object is a super-Earths and lies about about 16 light-years.
A press release from the University of Florida published on the website says that ekzopalenta revolves around the sun-like star HD 26965, also known as 40 Eridiana A. Interestingly, in kinovselennoy "Star Trek," the birthplace of one of the protagonists, Spock, the Vulcan is the second planet Eridiana system 40 A.
"is the home planet Vulcan Science Officer Spock in the original" Star Trek. Spock served on a starship "Enterprise", whose mission was to find new worlds. The same mission, and our project, "- said co-author Dharma Planet Survey Gregory Henry.
The source reports that the opening size of the object is approximately twice the size of Earth. A complete revolution around its star exoplanet makes 42 days. Here Vulcan is detected in the most optimum point so called habitability area.
The researchers found that the star HD 26965 is only slightly cooler and smaller than our sun. Thus they have the same age and nearly identical cycles magnetic activity. According to the assumptions of scientists, in spite of the high temperature on the surface discovered exoplanet mozhetbyt suitable for life.
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