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China to get world’s first man-made moon by 2020

China to launch world's first artificial moon

China is aiming towards a unique accomplishment in the field of space technology. Chinese space industry is planning to launch its own artificial moon to light up the night sky. Expected to launch in 2020, the world’s first man-made moon will replace street lights in urban areas and will save millions of dollars annually. The artificial moon basically will be an illumination satellite which will be put into orbit above Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. Adorned with a reflective coating, the man-made moon will deflect sunlight back to Earth similarly to moon.

FAST: World’s largest radio telescope is the size of 30 football fields

FAST world's largest radio telescope completed in China

The world’s largest radio telescope is finally complete and ready to explore the infinite depths of our universe and find extraterrestrial civilizations. Christened Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope or FAST, the telescope is situated in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, China. The construction was completed on July 3, 2016 with the installation of a final triangular panel to the reflector. All set to commence operations in September, the world’s largest radio telescope is the size of 30 football fields and is equipped with 4,450 panels. With its completion, scientists are ready to start debugging and trial observation of the $180m (£135m) FAST telescope.