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Old September 29 2013, 08:15 PM   #41
C.E. Evans
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Re: What Kinds of Characters?

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Even their homeworlds! One an arid desert, the other a frozen wasteland. One has no moon, the other IS a moon.
I favor the idea that Vulcan is also a moon, in orbit around a gas giant. This would nicely explain the view of the Vulcan sky in TMP.
It's not canon, but the Star Trek: Star Charts book simply has the moonless Vulcan locked in a close pirouette with a large sister planet (T'Khut) that does have a moon, with both being clearly visible from Vulcan on a clear afternoon.

It puts forth the idea that not all star systems are as neatly arranged as Sol, with planets and moons sometimes circling themselves (around a common center) as they orbit their suns.
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