"Vulcan" has won Pluto's moon-naming poll!

When we last told you about the SETI-sponsored poll asking the public to help christen two of Pluto's as-yet unnamed moons, "Vulcan" held a significant lead. Now, after weeks of online ballot casting, the namesake of Spock's home planet has been named the clear winner, with a total of 450,324 votes cast since February… » 2/26/13 10:40am 2/26/13 10:40am

Have Trekkies taken over the voting on the naming of Pluto's new moons?

Last week we reported on a SETI initiative allowing the public to vote on their favorite names for Pluto's 4th and 5th moons. The voting is scheduled to close on February 25th, after which time the top names will be presented to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for consideration. Initially, SETI provided a… » 2/19/13 6:20am 2/19/13 6:20am

Vulcan ear earrings add bling to your cosplay

For the Vulcan looking to add a little glitz to their pon farr preparations, jewelry designer Raja Gondkar has created these shimmering pointed earrings. And these earrings aren't just for aspiring vulcans and elves; they won Gondkar the prize for Best Overall Design in bridal wear at the 9th Indian Jewellery Design… » 12/15/12 10:00am 12/15/12 10:00am

Top Ten Most Realistic Planets in Science Fiction

One of the worst examples of unrealistic science in movies is the overly simple alien planet. Oftentimes, our heroes will visit the desert planet, or the Irish planet. But the best extraterrestrial worlds in science fiction are the ones with variety and a realistic ecosystem. They have cities as well as countryside,… » 6/11/08 1:55pm 6/11/08 1:55pm