The real ‘Star Trek’ planet was actually just an illusion caused by a ‘nervous’ star

An extrasolar planet that has been compared to Spock’s homeworld of Vulcan in the Star Trek franchise may have been nothing more than an illusion caused by a jittery star.

The extrasolar planet or ‘exoplanet’ (a term for a planet outside our solar system) was proposed to orbit a star called 40 Eridani A or ‘Keid’, which is part of a triple star system located at approximately is 16.3 light-years from Earth. . In Star Trek, this star is also home to the planet Vulcan. The planet was first announced in 2018 and caused quite a stir thanks to its similarities to Spock’s fictional home planet.

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