Science Discovers 32 New Planets... And Monty Python's Seen Them All

It was announced yesterday by a group of international researchers that 32 new planets had been discovered outside of our solar system. "Exoplanets," as they're called. It's a mystery to me why these scientists relied on fancy and undoubtedly expensive monitoring equipment when they could simply have asked the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

In their 1983 film, "The Meaning of Life," Python's Eric Idle took viewers on a trip through the galaxy with the appropriately titled "Galaxy Song." Last week, the five remaining Python members -- Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam -- gathered in New York City to promote the newly released documentary, "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)," now airing on IFC. To cap off the half-hour Q&A, Idle picked up an acoustic guitar and strummed his way through the Galaxy Song. Check it out in our video below...