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Sunday, 26 September 2010

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Scientists in the Canary Islands volcanic observatory high up on Mt. Teide have made what they describe as a 'significant discovery'

Observing light from long long ago, in a galaxy far far away, they discovered what they call a "Death Star" similar to the 1977 Star Wars movie spacecraft constructed by the evil empire to destroy the planet of Alderaan.

"It's a grey metallic sphere, definitely looks a man made object, it has an aura of evil about it" - Dr. Coper Nickus

In a hastily organised news conference, George Lucus the creator of Star Wars said 'the game is up'

"I was in my garden back in 1975 with my amateur telescope when I first saw the Death Star. Each night, I went out back and pointed my telescope at the Death Star. It was fantastic - lasers, space ships, explosions, I just wrote down everything I saw.

I was about to pass my notes to the University of San Jose Astronomy Department, when my wife said those notes would make a great movie script. I kept going out back to the telescope all winter and soon enough I had enough notes for 6 full length movies. Next thing the movies were being made and a heck of a lot of money was rolling in.

I had to keep my mouth shut about the 'Death Star' or people would not go to the movies, just watch the action live with their garden telescopes. It was hard to keep the secret bottled up, but now me and the wife are millionaires"

Asked if he could give the Astronomers scientists any more tips Lucas replied

"They should keep an eye on the 'Death Star' every Wednesday, it's when they charge up the Ion Cannons in preparation for a planetary bombardment.

Usually the Rebels arrive just in time and they duke it out for a few hours in massive space battle, it gets fairly cool, like fireworks in space with all the lights, fighters explosions and action"

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