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117. 

This country is working on creating an artificial moon.

[A]. India
[B]. US
[C]. China
[D]. Canada

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

China is in the process of creating an "artificial moon" that would be bright enough to replace the streetlights in the south-western city of Chengdu by 2020. Chinese scientists plan to send three artificial moons into space in the next four years, and the moons - made from reflective material like a mirror - are expected to orbit at 500 kilometres above the Earth and light up an area with a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometres. The artificial moon will have a reflective coating that can deflect sunlight back to Earth, similar to how the moon shines.

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