China wants to create an artificial moon
• In China, want to create an artificial moon
The fact that China can forge any man-made object, no one doubts. But technology does not stand still, and one of these days officials from the scientific community of the Republic of China announced that everything was ready in the country to produce ... the moon by 2020. The first model of the night light will be low-powered, only 16 million. Users, but then the trouble started dashing, do not you?
The planned creation of man-made moon said on October 10 Chunfen Dr. Wu, who heads ASTMSRI - State Research Institute for Microelectronics Systems. The "artificial moon" will be implemented until one city - Chendu. Metropolis, which, incidentally, is Institute developer is 5 largest city in China and is located in the north-west of the country.
Dr. Wu Chunfen told the press that the new light will be created for additional lighting of the city at night. All parameters of the innovative development were not disclosed, but it is already known that a copy of the moon will be 8 times more powerful than the original, but its light only enough to land, the diameter of which, according to various forecasts, ranging from 10 to 80 km.
Like any brilliant invention, the copy of the moon appeared and detractors. The "green" activists immediately declared that the artificial light will cause severe disruptions in human and animal biorhythms. However, these arguments were immediately refuted by other scientists - Kang Weimin, who directs the Harbin Institute of Aerospace Optics. Weimin assured skeptics that compact Moon over Chendu will provide soft, diffused light, unable to harm living organisms.
In order to realize the ambitious project of Chinese scientists have to solve a few technical problems, the most important of which is to send into orbit a satellite with a special reflective equipment on board. The principle of operation of night lights Chendu will be to capture the reflection of the mirrors and the desired angle of sunlight in the open space.
As with many other ideas, this development was attentive Chinese borrowed. For the first time the idea illuminate city personalized luminary night came from a French artist Michel de Bruijn in 2010.
installation Paris Michel de Bruijn
Michelle hung on tap ball of mirrors diameter of 7, 5 meters, highlighting its floodlights, surprised seasoned residents of Paris spectacle of a second moon. But in this case, more of the performance of the unit did not get on the show and soon forgotten.