Forget the dull stuff, we want proof of life on other planets

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According to a recent NASA study, the Milky Way consists of more than 100 billion planets.

This is all well and good and things have definitely moved on since I was at school and had to learn about Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars etc.

But isn’t it all getting a bit boring now? Every so often these stories seem to appear. But who really cares apart from space geeks?

What we want is some exciting news to come from space. Not some dull story about the chemical composition of Saturn’s rings.

Let’s see some proof of life from another planet – and I don’t mean something you can only see through a microscope.

I’m talking Star Trek, civilisations, spaceships, the full works.