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.
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".
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.
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.
The welcome included one young fan, Luke Vincent, who broke the ropeline to embrace the prince, playfully playing with his beard. Meghan Markle has confirmed while on a royal tour of Australia that she's the type of guest anyone would like to invite over.
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.
In Istanbul, forensic teams have been looking for evidence after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi , the Saudi journalist. A New York Times report cited a senior Turkish official confirming the details published by Yeni Safak .
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.
She told reporters: "I have expressed my very deep concerns over what appears to have occurred in Turkey". A Turkish diplomatic source had earlier said that a joint Turkish-Saudi team would search the consulate.
Reports in the British press said DUP leaders are preparing for a no-deal Brexit as the most likely outcome due to this issue. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said "no one is planning on resigning".
Abbas became joint second-fastest Pakistani to the milestone of 50 wickets with Waqar Younis, Mohammad Asif and Shabbir Ahmed. Australia's Marnus Labuschagne leaves after his dismissal against Pakistan on day two of the second test in Abu Dhabi .
U.S. Federal Government Posts Widest Deficit Since 2012
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.
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.
Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven
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.
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.
Netflix considers cheaper prices in India
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.