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More precisely, it's an object known as a super-Earth - a rocky planet around twice the size of Earth, orbiting 40 Eridani A just inside the system's habitable zone - not too hot and not too cold. It completes one orbit every 42 (Earth) days.
So life on the planet isn't unfeasible.
"The orange-tinted HD 26965 [40 Eridani A] is only slightly cooler and slightly less massive than our Sun, is approximately the same age as our Sun, and has a 10.1-year magnetic cycle nearly identical to the Sun's 11.6-year sunspot cycle," said astronomer Matthew Muterspaugh of Tennessee State University.
"Therefore HD 26965 may be an ideal host star for an advanced civilisation."
originally posted by: gortex
Or rather a planet where Star Trek said Vulcan exists.
The planet (Vulcan) orbits the star 40 Eridani A in the constellation Eridanus , it's 16 light years from Earth and sits within its Sun's habitable zone , sadly no confirmation of Vulcans or Ambassador Spock at this time.