The Southwestern city of Chengdu revealed it would launch its illumination satellite in 2020, which it said was created to emulate moonlight and would be eight times brighter than the real moon.
He said the testing of the illumination started years ago and is now ready.
Though skeptics have expressed doubt over whether the company will ever actually launch such a device, it does again raise questions over whether it is wise to fill the night sky with artificial lights.
The man-made moon will have a coating that can reflect light from the sun with solar panel-like wings. But little is known about the height, size and true brightness of the proposed artificial moon - all of which are factors that could affect its visibility to distant observers.
There's also been some very real concern that the mirror's never-ending glow could seriously impact natural cycles of animals.
The moon orbits the Earth about 380,000 km from the Earth, while the man-made moon is expected to be put on an orbit within 500 km from the Earth, the state-run China Dailyreported.
According to the International Dark Sky Association, which advocates for the protection of night skies, living under light-polluted skies is a grave health hazard as our biological clock evolved to match the day-night cycle, and exposure to artificial light at night has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, sleep disorders, depression and more.
A Chinese aerospace company has announced an ambitious plan to launch a fake moon into orbit in 2020.
Officials have released few details on the project, but say the idea pulls inspiration from a French artist who envisioned a necklace of mirrors hanging over Earth.
Chengdu's artificial moon has already been met with criticism from skeptics and concerned citizens who argue that the light will have adverse effects on animals and astronomical observation, People's Daily points out.
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Mohsin Meghji, a managing director of the M-III Partners corporate advisory firm, was appointed chief restructuring officer. The company's lenders are encouraging Sears to shut down and liquidate, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
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The Boston Globe said the test revealed the potential for a Native American ancestor in her family tree six to 10 generations ago. Warren, took the rare step of sharing DNA test results examining her long-challenged Native-American bloodline.
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The 35-year-old entered the day 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA over his last four postseason starts in which his team faced elimination. The score stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Verlander allowed a double to Mitch Moreland to start the inning.
Lesley Stahl: But you love him. "I don't trust everybody in the White House, I'll be honest with you". "Hey, that's OK. Trump said if he had not made that speech, "we would not have won" and defended Kavanaugh as an "extraordinary" man.
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What's known about Saudi journalist's disappearance?
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Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring
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Crimea college blast kills 13 in 'terrorist attack'
President Vladimir Putin ordered the Federal Security Service to investigate the explosion, his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said. The blast is the first fatal attack on the territory of Russian Federation since a suicide bomber killed 16 people on the St.
Novak Djokovic eyes fourth Shanghai Masters title
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Saudi Arabia, Turkey have no U.S. ambassadors amid crisis
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Tesla has officially filed to trademark Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila'
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