China's Fake Moon
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 931 , Segment 3
Episode: Brazil Elections, Mental Health and Prisoners, Chinese Moon, Artificial Music
- Oct 29, 2018 9:00 pm
- 18:42 mins
Guest: J. Ward Moody, Professor of Astronomy, Brigham Young University By 2020, China will supposedly have a second moon in their night sky. Researchers in Chengdu, China recently announced that they are designing a satellite that will illuminate a miles-wide stretch across the city by reflecting the light of the sun. They think their satellite could be so bright it will eliminate the need for street lights in Chengdu. Could that really work?