The idea is the brainchild of Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute. According to an article in People's Daily, the artificial moon is "designed to complement the moon at night", though it would be eight times as bright. However, the exact details of the spacecraft, the launch date and how the artificial moon would be maintained were not revealed. The fake moon will supposedly be able to light up an area up to about 50 miles in diameter, and also be remotely controllable for light precision.
A Chinese city is exhausted of relying on electricity and the regular old moon to provide lights around town at night. 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. As Fortune's Don Reisinger notes, Chengdu officials hope the project will generate a financial windfall, allowing the city to cut electricity costs and attract tourists.
Asia Times reports that the satellite would have a "highly reflective coating to reflect light from the sun with solar panel-like wings whose angles can be adjusted".
However, one of those involved in the project, Kang Weimin, director of the Institute of Optics, School of Aerospace, Harbin Institute of Technology, said this was not the case.
Giulio Calenne of Chinese commerce outlet CIFnews writes that the idea has raised concerns amongst those who fear the artificial light could have adverse effects on wildlife and astronomical observation.
Another Russian attempt to launch a space mirror in 1999 fizzled before it got off the ground, according to The Guardian.
The government ran a $ 779 billion deficit in the fiscal year that ended September 30, the Treasury Department said Monday. The Federal budget deficit is now $779 billion, the highest its been since 2012, when the deficit topped $1 trillion.
But data on the efficacy of treatments is so thin that he says he is not sure whether the therapy is helping the boy or not. Children can also have trouble swallowing, trouble with their speech, facial droop and trouble with their eye muscles".
Jones remained jailed and it wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer who could speak for her. "I've been from St. Strain says a person is being questioned in the death but that charges hadn't been filed as of Tuesday morning.
As floodwaters started receding in central Texas , authorities discovered the body of a second victim in this week's deluge. Video shows the bloated Llano River overrunning a bridge in Kingsland, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Austin.
This year's index studied drivers of a nation's productivity and long-term growth by asking what areas it must prioritize. The Philippines, however still lags behind its Asian neighbors in terms of institutions, health, and infrastructure.
Netflix is the first of the so-called Faang companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon , Netflix and Google) to report this quarter. The company continues to expect a $3 billion loss for the full year and expects that level to continue in 2019.
The already record-high Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to a whopping $970 million on Thursday, according to lottery officials. The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 302 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball .
Trump initially promised "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if the United States determined that Saudi agents killed Khashoggi. According to a Tuesday New York Times report , an unnamed official told the outlet that "the timing of this was no coincidence".
The singer's left ring finger, upon which she once bore the cursive scrawl of "pete", is now decorated with a beige band-aid. Between them, Ariana and SNL comedian Pete have over 10 matching tattoos and individual tributes to each other.
Amazon gets patriotic while Google embraces censorship
He cited the fact that users could find information related to cancer treatments as an example of how Google could serve China. The search engine is built to blacklist websites and censor search terms that are banned in the country.
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Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that Jayme is "missing and endangered", noting that there is an active Amber Alert for the teen. Authorities have not released details about the deaths - including how the parents were killed or how long they had been dead.
Top Afghan official killed in shooting, USA general unhurt
Two Americans were wounded in a shooting outside the governor's mansion in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the October 18 assault that came just two days before parliamentary elections.
NLCS Game 5 Highlights: Brewers vs. Dodgers | Stadium
The Brewers don't have much time to fix their woes, but Counsell might need to contemplate more lineup changes for Game 5. Throughout the playoffs, Chris Taylor has been a hitting machine for Los Angeles , posting a slash line of.353/.450/.647.
MJ Akbar defamation case: Next hearing on October 31
Following the allegations, opposition parties and various media organisations have been demanding his resignation. I am deeply grateful to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and to the External Affairs Minister Smt.