Does the planet Vulcan from Star Trek really exist?

Source: 24/7 News

(Undated)  --  The home planet of Captain Spock from Star Trek might actually exist.  

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet that orbits 40 Eridani A, which is where the fictional planet, Vulcan, would be.  

An exoplanet is a planet located outside our sun's solar system.  

The newly-discovered one is 16 light years away and twice the size of Earth.  

University of Florida astronomy professor Jian Ge [[ goo ]] says it's most likely uninhabitable because half of it faces a star, and is likely too hot.  

It might be possible to live on the other half, though.  Ge says he wants the exoplanet to be named Vulcan. 

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