Our scientists had first caught the distress signal two weeks ago. All the investment in our Space Program, and decades of painful waiting while listening to the cribbing of the naysayers, it had all turned out to be worth it, for we had finally discovered an alien species.
They said they were the last of their kind, and had barely managed to escape their dying planet. They’d been looking for sanctuary ever since, but hadn’t been able to find any sentient life…until now, that is.
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