A Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) astronomer and one of the authors of a report published on Jan. 22 in Science journal indicated that thin sheets of gas shaped like noodles, lasagna or hazelnuts could be observed floating around our very own Milky Way galaxy.
The gaseous objects were first observed some 30 years ago after seeing radio waves from quasars and the new observations were made with the help of CSIRO's Compact Array Telescope in eastern Australia.
"They could radically change ideas about this interstellar gas, which is the Galaxy's star recycling depot, housing material from old stars that will be refashioned into new ones," said Dr. Keith Bannister, a CSIRO astronomer. Still, much observation is needed in order to determine the structures' shape and more studies have to be done in order to find out its purpose.
While the scientific community is hyped about the discovery and are planning, Pastafarians are celebrating for a different reason: the existence of the flying spaghetti monster (FSM) may just be one step to getting scientific confirmation.
"Some claim that the church is purely a thought experiment or satire, illustrating that Intelligent Design is not science, just a pseudoscience manufactured by Christians to push Creationism into public schools."
"These people are mistaken - The Church of FSM is legit, and backed by hard science. Anything that comes across as humor or satire is purely coincidental," the Pastafarian site explains.
It even provided a video explanation of what The Church of the FSM was all about. See the video below.
The excitement of Pastafarians is obvious in social media, especially in Twitter. The report, as well as some news articles written about the scientific report, has been shared and many have proclaimed the existence of the FSM. Take a look at some of the tweets in circulation below:
— Julie (@Juicexlx) January 21, 2016
Evidence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Dark 'noodles' may lurk in the Milky Way https://t.co/jEeFf00zAX — Skepticlese (@Skepticlese) January 21, 2016
— Mike Rinn (@RinnMike) January 21, 2016
The flying spaghetti monster is real! Spreading hi is noodley goodness across the galaxy! https://t.co/iND5GwJXMi — Samuel Lock (@Slammysammylock) January 23, 2016
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