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China to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ to light up streets

BEIJING: A Chinese city is planning to launch an artificial moon by 2020 to replace streetlights, a Chinese daily reported. Chengdu, a city in southwest China’s Sichuan province, announced earlier this week that it was planning to launch an “illumination satellite” also known as artificial moon by 2020. It would have eight times more light than the real deal, reported the Peoples' Daily. The illumination satellite is designed to complement the moon at night, said Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science…