Chinese city 'plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights'

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‘Dusk-like glow’ of proposed satellite could light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, People’s Daily reports

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one.

The south-western Chinese city plans to launch an illumination satellite in 2020. According to an account in the People’s Daily, the artificial moon is “designed to complement the moon at night”, though it would be eight times as bright.

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