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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city; no wonder that the crew of an alien spaceship has chosen this strategic location for their by now famous Paris landing on August 9, 2009. The ship is 102 metres tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Tubes which connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre enclose escalators connecting the spheres. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter.

Fortunately for the Earth, the well-planned and flawlessly executed alien invasion has suffered unforeseen complications when a Belgian collecting society which claims worldwide intellectual property rights on all reproductions of the Atomium image, filed a lawsuit through the United States Artists Rights Society. When all the efforts to find a human lawyer proved unsuccessful, the crew decided to leave.

In the WS you can see similar spaceship which landed near the Melk abbey, Austria. Maybe they were just collecting data for the Universe Heritage List project?...


Just for the mods: this is NOT a collage... ;)

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