However, the exact details of the spacecraft, the launch date and how the artificial moon would be maintained were not revealed.
Other users invoked Hou Yi, from Chinese mythology, who shot down nine suns, to come and shoot down the extra moon.
"Wu introduced that the brightness of the "artificial moon" is eight times that of the real moon, and will be bright enough to replace street lights", the paper reported.
This info all comes via Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., who spoke last week at an innovation and entrepreneurship conference in Chengdu. He said preliminary testing is now complete, and the satellite should be ready for launch by 2020, according to state media this week.
Some expressed concerns about light pollution and potentially negative impact on animals. If all goes well, the fake moon will produce enough light to replace Chengdu's street lamps.
Officials said it could be controlled to light up an area up to 50 miles wide and said the idea was the brainchild of a French artist.
The moon will orbit the city at a height of 500 kilometers, and will be one of three artificial moons sent into space over the next four years.
In the 1990s, Russian scientists reportedly used giant mirrors to reflect light from space in an experimental project called Znamya or Banner.
Kang Weimin, director of the Institute of Optics, School of Aerospace, Harbin Institute of Technology, tells People's Daily that "the light of the satellite is similar to a dusk-like glow, so it should not affect animals' routines". The Telegraph's Joseph Archer reports that Russian scientists launched a mirror-equipped spacecraft created to brighten Siberia's sun-deprived streets back in 1999.
The CDC received information on 33 confirmed cases of AFM across 16 states in 2017, 149 cases in 39 states. In most cases, the patient's arms or legs become weak, similar to the results of infection with polio .
In addition, I have directed our Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau to promptly initiate an investigation into this matter. At least 27 deaths have been blamed on the hurricane across four USA states - a number expected to increase further.
Since a state court ruling in 1991, the centuries-old temple has barred women and girls ages 10 to 50 from entering. India's Supreme Court lifted the ban last month, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was "very happy" for pitcher David Price after his outstanding showing in Game 5 of the ALCS. After steamrolling the Cleveland Indians in a sweep in the division series, the Astros went out with little more than whimper.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman on Tuesday morning, before meeting with the Crown Prince. You are going to get me in trouble", according to the paper, which did not reveal how it obtained the tapes.
Local media reported shots being fired inside the station, something which a police spokesperson later denied. She said: "We assume that a hostage has been taken, either at McDonald's or at a nearby pharmacy".
Neither Turkey nor the United States has publicly confirmed that Khashoggi is dead or said officially that Riyadh is to blame. According to Turkish police, the US-based dissident journalist entered the Saudi embassy in Istanbul and never came out.
Emilio Medina (@emiliomedina) thought about what YouTube celebrities would do for income when the platform goes offline. YouTube later apologized, saying there was a "miscommunication" and the issue has now been fully resolved.
Left unsaid was the fact that any decision in the ultraconservative kingdom rests exclusively with the ruling Al Saud family. Pompeo then met a smiling Prince Mohammed, the 33-year-old heir apparent to the throne of the world's largest oil exporter.
Even the left-leaning Washington Post admitted O'Rourke was looking for a way out of the corner Cruz has painted him in. And he sought to use the GOP president against Cruz, who clashed with Trump on the campaign trail in 2016.
Michael Gove admitted today the Brexit deal might not be done until December. "We want to secure a deal as quickly as possible". She said: "We realise that the technical agreement of last week was not accepted in London".
Khashoggi , an outspoken critic of the regime, hasn't been seen since entering a Saudi consulate in Islamabad on October 2. BBC News report that a Turkish security source has video and audio proving Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House
Hear what President Trump has to say about some of the issues that will likely be motivating voters at the ballot. But I definitely want to do new photography, and I want to move away from at least USA politics for sure.
10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois
EV-D68 infection most commonly results in mild symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, body aches and muscle aches. Preventing AFM can start by protecting yourself and children from poliovirus by getting vaccinated, according to the CDC.
Bearish Sentiment Returns To Oil Markets
Michael crashed ashore Florida on Wednesday as the third most powerful hurricane to strike the United States mainland. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) made a similar move on Thursday.
Patriots Ban Fan Who Threw Beer at Tyreek Hill
I still have to find a way to do something, to try and get him down, to force him to the sideline. The Chiefs (5-1) rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to go up 33-30 with 8:38 remaining.