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Old 10-27-2008, 05:12 PM
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I just read an internet news report that said that scientists think the Star Epsilon Eradini, the fabled star which Vulcan was supposed to orbit according to Star Trek actually may have an "M" class planet orbiting it! Imagine that.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:30 PM
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Posted this on another Trek board, but I'll repost it here cause it's still true!

I love it when NASA comes out with stuff like this. Some of the pictures they've got on their Web site are just TOO freakin' cool. I could spend hours browsing through the Hubble gallery. If I had any aptitude whatsoever for math and science, I'd have been an astronaut hands-down.

Here's the news release from NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sp...-20081027.html

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Because the star is so close and similar to the sun, it is a popular locale in science fiction. The television series Star Trek and Babylon 5 referenced Epsilon Eridani, and it has been featured in novels by Issac Asimov and Frank Herbert, among others.
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Thank you for the link T'Aerwynd. I have absolutely no flippin' idea how to post them. I hope they're right. I hope we have some pointed eared brothers and sisters out there waiting on us, or perhaps trying to find us. We could use some help in this whole great big Universe, eh?
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You're welcome. Here's another link for you:
http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10...oks-like-ours/

I just copy-and-paste the links into the post. I have no idea if there's a [url] command with these boards.

I think it's ludicrous for mankind to assume we're alone in the universe. Somewhere, there's got to be life. It might be an amoeba, it might be something as complex or more complex than us, but there's got to be somebody out there somewhere. There's ... (Shatner pause haha) ... GOT to be!

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imagine something else,there are places on our planet that actually resemble vulcan
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Even if the planet vulcan exists, the star is only 800 million years old, so the system is far to young for intelligent life.
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That's assuming that "intelligent life" evolves at the same pace ours did -- which is a pretty big assumption. That said, Eridani is a young'un, compared to good ol' Sol.
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That's assuming that "intelligent life" evolves at the same pace ours did -- which is a pretty big assumption. That said, Eridani is a young'un, compared to good ol' Sol.
And who's to say that the xeno-crowd doesn't migrate? Or have vacation planets?
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