Tim Russ Discovers an Asteroid? This is a Story Right Out of Star Trek

James Maynard
Aug 28 · 2 min read

News that Tim Russ discovers an asteroid sounds eerily similar to an opening scene of Star Trek: Voyager.

Tim Russ was one of six citizen scientists who recently discovered a Trojan asteroid of Jupiter, assisting NASA in an upcoming mission to explore ancient asteroids. Image credit: Super Festivals (Creative Commons)

Tim Russ, best-known for his role as Commander Tuvok on Star Trek Voyager, recently helped make a real-world discovery about space — an asteroid traveling around the Sun with Jupiter.