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News is just reaching us of the most amazing astronomical discovery which I am ever likely to experience in my lifetime, one which I never thought I would see.  As regular followers of this blog will know, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute has been searching for evidence of life in the universe by looking for some signature of its technology. Using the most  powerful astronomical equipment humanity has managed to invent, Frank Drake and his associates have been hunting the universe for alien life forms for well over fifty years. Having narrowed down the search using the mathematical formula known as the Drake equation, astronomers are now thrilled to announce the presence of not only life, but intelligent life, on a hollow planet far, far away.  Pictures just arriving back at Earth from Voyager 2 have stunned scientists all over the world.  The slightly blurred video footage shows a race of small pink knitted creatures living in peace and harmony, thriving on a diet of green soup and blue string pudding.  They use a primitive but decipherable language to communicate with each other and have clearly developed a wide range of problem-solving strategies.  It was only a matter of time before they developed long-range space flight.  Negotiations are at this moment taking place at the highest level between world leaders and a representative from the planet, the Soup Dragon, to plan a trip to Earth as soon as possible.  For exciting film footage of the new discoveries, please click here!

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