World’s first pop-art satellite headed to space

Updated 18 August 2013
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World’s first pop-art satellite headed to space

LOS ANGELES: If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humor.
The two artists have created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that has been etched into a satellite’s panel, transforming it into a replica of an oversized electrical charging device.
Gibson jokes that any would-be space invader who sees it might be charmed by Earth’s sense of humor and not attack.
At the very least, the alien would have an opportunity to observe Earthling pop art.
Craig Clark, CEO of Scotland-based Clyde Space, asked the two owners of LA’s iam8bit gallery to decorate his satellite.
He’s decided it’s time that spacecraft be both functional and aesthetic, and he hopes to start a trend.


Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt dig in Aswan

Updated 23 April 2018
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Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt dig in Aswan

Cairo: Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan.
The Antiquities Ministry said Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.
It says archaeologists have also unearthed artifacts belongs to a shrine for the god Osiris-Ptah-Neb inside the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor.
It says the new discoveries include parts of a stone panel depicting a ram and a goose — symbols of the ancient Egyptian god Amun — on an offering table.
Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, which has suffered from political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.