The world of science has been stunned today after detailed images of the inside of the sun have revealed a monumentally large hamster running in a wheel. The hamster is thought to be powering the sun which provides light and warmth to our solar system. The Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched by Nasa in February this year with a mission to provide images of the sun using cutting edge telescope technology.
Head of the SDO programme Professor Gulam Persaud commented, “This is an amazing day for humankind. We have been able for the first time ever to look deep into the sun at the very heart of our solar system, and what we have discovered is a very large hamster. To be honest this was unexpected, we thought we would be looking at a colossal nuclear reaction, so science has been somewhat rocked by our discovery.”
President Obama was interrupted on the golf course with news of the hamster and had this to say, “Once again, America has answered one of the key questions of our existence in a mind blowing way. We could never have thought in our wildest dreams that a hamster would be giving life to our sun and in turn to us; we have changed science and the world forever. Now watch this drive.”
A crack group of ecologists and animal behaviourists have been drafted into Nasa in order to decide what action, if any should be taken. The hamster is estimated to be 100 times the size of the earth and questions abound as to where it could have come from, and who manufactured the wheel in which it runs. “One immediate concern,” said Prof Persaud, “is the size of the sunflower seeds the hamster seems to feed on. If one of these managed to escape the gravitational pull of the sun, it could obliterate the earth as if it was a piece of dust.”
Gordon Brown is flying to an emergency summit of world leaders in order to discuss the revelation. The hot topic of the summit will be whether or not to make contact with the hamster, as it is thought this could distract it and cause it to stop running. “I will be looking at all the evidence and will then recommend the appropriate course of action as I see it,” commented Mr Brown, “I owned several hamsters during my formative years so I feel at home with them and believe that my experience could help to save the world.”