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发布日期:2018-09-27 作者:admin

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Winston Churchill is perhaps the UK’;s most iconic leader in recent history。 He served as the British prime minister from 1940 to 1945, a turbulent time in which Churchill saw his nation fend off the Nazis, and then again from 1951 to 1955。 Some might not know this, but ‘;The Bulldog’; was also a keen astronomy buff。 In 1939, on the eve of the war with Nazi Germany, the famous statesman penned an essay on alien life and space travel。 It was never known to the public until it was brought to light Wednesday in the science journal Nature

“;I am not sufficiently conceited to think that my sun is the only one with a family of planets,”; Churchill wrote。 The first exoplanets —; planets outside our solar system —; were first discovered in 1992。

Astrophysicist Mario Livio discovered the document while browsing the archives of the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri。

Churchill, among his many interests, was a man of science。 Before committing himself to politics, Churchill was a famous journalist who approached a wide array of subjects from life in Britain to war to science。 In the 1920s and 1930s, he wrote many popular science articles about evolution, cells, and even nuclear fusion。 His eye for science would do Britain much good when he came to office as he placed great emphasis on research and development。 For instance, he was the first prime minister to employ a science adviser when he hired physicist Frederick Lindemann in the early 1940s。

Despite Churchill’;s rich history as a science enthusiast and supporter, Livio was still very surprised when he was handed the 11-page article, ‘;Are We Alone in the Universe?’;, which muses about our place in the universe。

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