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The brilliant statesman and polymath was also interested in the extraterrestrial, a newly discovered essay reveals.
Winston Churchill in Italy during the Second World War.
Winston Churchill, best known for his incisive wartime leadership, political acumen and biting insults, was a man of many keen interests, not the least of which science.
He was also, it turns out, one of the early theorists on extraterrestrial life.
Astrophysicist Mario Livio has been the first to analyse a newly discovered manuscript penned by Churchill in 1939.

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