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Artists Hope Aliens Have A Sense Of Humor
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Artists Hope Aliens Have A Sense Of Humor

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Artists Hope Aliens Have A Sense Of Humor

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Two artists helped design a satellite to look like a giant gadget charger. There's an inscription: "Greetings Beleaguered Space Traveler. Welcome to the Universe's First Celestial Charging Station."

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

You know that feeling of relief when someone let's you borrow their phone charger? Well, a couple artists think that sense of emotion could save us. They helped design a new satellite to look like a giant gadget charger. There's an inscription: Greetings Beleaguered Space Traveler. Welcome to the Universe's First Celestial Charging Station. One designer said he hopes this will make invaders stop and say: These guys are nice - we're not going to destroy their planet.

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