China plans to ‘launch its own artificial moon’ by 2020

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    That's no moon lol

    China is planning to launch its own “artificial moon” by the year 2020, it has been reported.

    The city of Chengdu has unveiled plans to replace the city’s streetlights with a satellite that will boost the glow of the real moon.

    The artificial moon will be able to light an area with a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometres.

    China plans to ‘launch its own artificial moon’ by 2020
     
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    Huh. This seems... messy. Are other parts of the world going to have to sit in enhanced brightness while it's day in China? I'd be pretty pissed if I was star gazing, and some Chinese satellite was shining a bunch of light on me so I couldn't see the stars.

    Even if not star gazing, some people like night to be dark.
     
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    Plot twist... Vampires turn out to be real, and wage war on China.
     
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    For those of you who WoD:

    In other news, Setites around the world living in cities with the same longitude as Chengdu are using their military influence to declare war on China.

    "That's what Ravnos said." one Malkavian commented.
     
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    No one's asking the real questions.
    How will this affect the werewolf population?

    Edit: Holy shit. I just realized something... This means we can blow up the Moon! Someone can go into orbit and STEAL the Moon! They need to launch it just so we can get an awesome heist movie out of it.
     
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  6. Paul Bellow

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    I was thinking it would be Geostationary? Good point, though! There's a novel in there somewhere. ;)
     
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    That won't end well.

    There are so many things that rely on a clear day-night cycle. Having something like this would f**k with a lot of plant and animal life.

    BUT it would also prove how dominant humans have become.
     
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    I can see it now.
    "Hell to you nature, I built a moon! Bring it on!"
     
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