The moon is pretty, we guess, but what has it ever done for us? Nothing. Until now!
The Shimizu Corporation, an enormous contracting conglomerate, has a plan to turn the moon into a giant, solar panel-covered disco ball, providing "13,000 terawatts of continuous solar energy being transmitted back to receiving stations on Earth, either by laser or microwave". (This is all according to the not-particularly-reputable Daily Mail.) The panels would form a 10,900km band "stretching around the light side of the moon's equator", so, not exactly a disco ball, but pretty close. Finally, a use for the moon! [Daily Mail via PourMeCoffee]
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