More Planets Found

A group of European astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system.  Scientists at the European Southern Observatory in Chile announced the discovery during a surprise visit to a Star Trek convention taking place in Davenport, Iowa.

“Using our new High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher,” said Dr. Anton Xavier, lead researcher, “created from three XBox consoles connected to a telescope and a large microwave oven, we were able to definitively identify 32 new planets near our solar system, although none of them were actually confirmed to exist.”

The group plans to name all of the planets “Obama”, in honor of the American president’s recent Nobel Peace Prize award.  “We’re 99 per cent sure that the inhabitants of Obama-14 have universal health care,” said Dr. Xavier.  “Now we can only hope that the President follows their lead – for the sake of the Earth.”

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