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Chinese city to launch man-made moon to light up skies

Officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, have unveiled a science fiction-like plan to launch what’s known as an illumination satellite, or “artificial moon,” in two years. Local newspapers reported that the illumination satellite would be designed to complement the moon at night, with its own brightness eight times […]

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