There is something magical about the moon-lit night skies. Not only does it give you a sense of security when you are outdoors at night, it adds beauty to the landscape. But we all know true bright moonlight happens once in a while, and when it does, it sure makes the outdoors more bearable at night.
It seems like people might soon have a moonlight on demand should the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Company (CASC) have its way. The China-based research institution is working on an artificial moon to light up the Chengdu city.
The proposed artificial moon will be eight-times brighter than the real moon, so much so that the city of Chengdu will no longer need streetlights. It is also reported that the said artificial moon will have the capacity of lighting up areas between 6 and 50 miles wide.
The artificial moon will be a satellite (orbiting around Earth) just like the real moon. Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of CASC says they expect to launch the moon sometime in 2020.
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