From a recently discovered essay, drafted in the 1939 by Sir Winston Churchill, it has been revealed that in addition to being kept up to date on all scientific research of the time, the revered politician also mused on the existence of extraterrestrial life. Churchill believed that because of the vastness of the universe, there must be many suns with many planets that could potentially house life. This was well before the discovery of exoplanets. Coupling scientific reason with substantial fact—from the importance of water to an understanding of the habitable planetary zone—Churchill makes quite the case. It’s assumed that the Prime Minster had intended to publish this essay, which would ultimately get donated to Fulton, Missouri’s US National Churchill Museum.