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Star Trek: no, NASA unfortunately did not find Spock's planet

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun7,2024

For years, fans have thought that that Spock's planet in Star Trek could exist in our reality. Unfortunately, NASA has just denied this fantasy. We'll explain this funny theory to you.

Star Trek: no, NASA unfortunately did not find Spock's planet

Star Trek: a cult saga

Star Trek is one of the greatest sagas of science fiction from the entire history of the seventh art. It’s even the only one (with, perhaps, Planet of the Apes) which can boast of having had as much impact and such a long lifespan. that Star Wars. It was in 1966 that the license took its first steps on the screens, at through a first series entitled Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969). Since then, numerous series have emerged. New to be exact. Animated series, live-action, old, modern. One of the latest ones even brought back Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard.

Star Trek: no, NASA unfortunately did not find the planet of Spock

Side cinema, there were three successive sagas. The very first film dates back to 1979. First part of a saga in six films, which concluded in 1991 with Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Land. Then there was the Star Trek: Next Generation film series, based on the 1994 series of the same name . : Nemesis(2002), all three carried by Patrick Stewart, form the second segment of the license. Since, J.J. Abrams has relaunched a new trilogy in 2009. A fourth film is still in the works, but Paramount seems to be having difficulty making it. wear to This project is good.

Spock and his planet

Among the iconic characters of the license, there is Spock.A member of the crew of the USS Enterprise, he is played as a character. in the 1980s by Leonard Nimoy, before being replaced by Leonard Nimoy. in the 21st century by Zachary Quinto (but also, on the small screen, by Ethan Peck and Jake Farrow). Second in command, Spock has a highly developed intelligence. A distinguished scientist, he is originally from the planet Vulcan.A red, hot, moonless and particularly inhospitable planet.

Since the existence of Star Trek, fans have been convinced that the planet Vulcan exists somewhere in the universe. It has somehow become the fantasy of an entire community of slightly dreamy moviegoers.

Star Trek: no, NASA unfortunately did not find Spock's planet

In the 1990s, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, put some grain into the game. grind into this geek fantasy. He explained, with the help of very serious scientists, that if Vulcan were to exist, it would be located at 16 light years from Earth. According to this very serious study, Vulcan would therefore be an active planet, sheltering an advanced civilization, and would be located in the 40 Eridani system.

For almost 30 years, this theory remains a fan's fantasy. But, in 2018, a scientific study detected an activity in the system 40 Eridani. Scientists believe that an exoplanet could exist in this solar system. The exoplanet in question turns out to be a super-Earth >, approximately twice as large as our Blue Planet. Fans seize this information, and already imagine what happens next. that Vulcans exist. The planet is even renamed Vulcanin homage to Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek.

Star Trek: no, NASA unfortunately did not find Spock's planet

Unfortunately for science fiction fans and geeks who love Star Trek, NASAhas just refuted this previous research. In an article titled; Spock's home planet does… poof, NASA has resumed previous research from 2018. Thanks to With more advanced measuring devices, scientists have contradicted previously established information. The new study, published in the journal The Astronomical Journal, is clear: the signal interpreted by as that of an exoplanet would in fact be linked to &àgrave; an anomaly the surface of the star. Thus, the planet Vulcan would indeed have no real existence. After a short stint in our reality, Spock and Vulcan are back in pure science fiction. Too bad for Star Trek fans.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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