CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH ITS OWN ARTIFICIAL MOON BY 2020

China is planning to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported .

Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily.

The manmade moon will have a coating that can reflect light from the sun with solar panel-like wings.Officials from the city of Chengdu said they were hoping to save money on street lighting and also increase tourism.

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