* Posts by VegasMark

1 post • joined 21 Oct 2018

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally


Complete nonsense

Even if you ignore the issues of orbital mechanics, keeping a giant mirror aimed at one spot on earth, and the logistics of getting the mirror up there, 310 miles up is not high enough. That's only 4% of the Earth's diameter. So when it's night time in Chengdu, the "moon" will be in the Earth's shadow, except for a few minutes around dusk and dawn.

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