Heads up 'Star Trek' fans, scientists have just discovered the planet Vulcan

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  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 2:19 p.m.

    Welcome to my world. Our specie lives at the boundary between light and dark with enough light for photosynthesis but temperate weather driven by currents between the light and dark sides. Fortunately, Vulcan wobbles in much the same way earth's moon does. From earth you can see 59% of the moon surface over a lunar day. See a Youtube video called NASA | Moon Phase & Libration 2013 compressing a lunar day into 23.7 seconds. Now imagine living in a colony in the middle of that extra 9 percent. Every 29.5305 earth days you would see a fascinating blue marble earth-rise and earth-set.

    On Vulcan we have a trinary star system with a yellow primary, a white dwarf, and a red dwarf orbiting about each other producing some beautiful sunsets and complicated gravity patterns. Sometimes you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, and other times light on your feet.

    Live long and prosper.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 11:21 a.m.

    The US Space Force can recruit there!

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 9:15 a.m.

    Fascinating!

  • Traveller Farmington, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 8:29 a.m.

    Obviously this can't actually Vulcan, as it's too big and doesn't have a day and night, but it could be one of the big planets seen in Vulcan's night sky in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In other words - right next to Vulcan.

  • "Hakuna Matata" Vernal, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 8:21 a.m.

    "I wanna know what you're thinking, there is something you can't hide."

    "Pure Energy."

    So "Live Long and Prosper."

    LOL!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 7:34 a.m.

    Why did it take so long?