China to launch artificial moon to light up night sky

23 Octobre, 2018, 06:40 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • China to launch artificial moon to light up night sky

The reflection of light from the sphere, which would cover an urban area of 3,600 kilometers to 6,400 kilometers, will have an intensity of approximately eight times that of the real moon's light.

Think about walking down the streets on a full moon night. The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. The artificial moon is a satellite boasting of an enormous space mirror that can reproduce the sunshine to the Earth. Apparently, the Chinese are seeing these benefits as well, as they've chose to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020. Considering that the man-made moons (claim to) illuminate an area of 50 square kilometres, light from it can also be instrumental to rescue operations in disaster zones, and even function as the backup power during blackouts.

As ideal as it may sound, however, there are concerns that the artificial moon will disrupt wildlife and other natural cycles on Earth. The first launch will be experimental that will determine whether or not the plan needs to be revised.

Five observations from the Warriors' 100-98 loss to the Nuggets
So they're not going to get them all right, how do you combat that? "And right now we're not doing a good job of that". After the loss, Draymond Green shared his views on the NBA's offense-first focus ( via ESPN's Nick Friedell ).

Munster Rugby v Gloucester - Kick off 1pm Saturday
Duncan Williams will again partner Joey Carbery in the half-backs, while Rory Scannell and Dan Goggin are the centre partnership. It leaves the Premiership side third in Pool 2, behind Munster and Top 14 champions Castres, who defeated Exeter Chiefs 29-24.

United Kingdom could seek extension to Brexit transition, says Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to tell parliament that 95 per cent of Britain's divorce deal from the European Union has now been settled.

The "man-made moon's" goal is to help illuminate urban areas in order to assist in cases like blackouts and natural disasters.

The subsequent satellites will be the "real deal", the ones with "great civic and commercial potential", said Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society which is spearheading the project, alongside Harbin Institute of Technology, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.

The man-made moons could replace streetlamps in urban areas, which would save an estimated 1.2 billion yuan (0 million) a year in electricity costs for Chengdu. "China, Russia, the United States, Japan and the European Union are all struggling to make technical revolutions on space energy application program", Wu said. The country also aims to land Chang'e-4 lunar probe on the surface of the moon and the probe is supposed to be launched by the end of this year. If it succeeds, it will be the first rover to explore the "dark side" of the moon.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Dead Fetus Remains Removed From Third Michigan Funeral Home
The statement from the funeral home's lawyer said Perry was not involved with the body-donation program. A Perry Funeral Home staff member logged the transaction using Wayne State log books, Parks said.

Emery voulait Lacazette au PSG !
Les personnes qui travaillaient avec nous nous disaient qu'il avait les qualités pour jouer au PSG. Il était difficile d'ouvrir la discussion pour recruter un joueur de chez eux.

" Alphonse Areola est déjà un grand gardien " — Gianluigi Buffon
Si j'avais vingt ans, je ne sais pas comment je réagirais mais, à quarante ans, c'est parfait pour moi. Le gardien italien n'a toutefois pas caché sa volonté d'être lui aussi en vue.

Sen. Warren: I Took DNA Test to Rebuild Public Confidence in Government
In any case, Diehl argued that Warren doesn't want to be a MA senator anymore and is only looking ahead to run for president. Warren, who is 69, is running for her second six-year term in the Senate and is a potential 2020 candidate for president.

Les tarifs bientôt réglementés — Covoiturage
Le Parisien dévoile, en avant-première, les principales mesures de ce projet de loi dans son édition du lundi 22 octobre . Selon ce principe, le montant demandé par le conducteur doit diminuer si le nombre de passagers augmente.

West Ham stunned by extent of Yarmolenko injury
The injuries come at a bad time for the club as Manuel Pellegrini's side have hit their second rough patch of the campaign. After a terrible start to the season, things have looked up for West Ham in recent weeks.

Trump rallies Republicans for "beautiful Ted" Cruz in Texas
The president's focus on immigration politics comes as he seeks to counter Democratic enthusiasm in November. Long lines of President Trump supporters outside Toyota Center ahead of tonight's Sen.

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli's RCB sells Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians
In the IPL this year, De Kock featured in eight matches where he notched up 201 runs to his name, striking at 124.07. Even before buying De Kock, Mumbai Indians have two wicketkeepers in their squad - Ishan Kishan and Aditya Tare.

Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer Expecting First Child! See Her Unique Announcement
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer attend the Tony Awards on June 10, 2018, in New York City. Um, that's what I was trying to allude to but thank you for thinking of my womb'.

Pirelli reveals 2019 tyre range colours
So in 2019, despite the continuing existence of different compounds, the three tyres at each race will always be coloured white (hardest), yellow (medium) and red (softest).