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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lighting the North




MOSCOW -- Russia will use a giant mirror in space in a new bid to bring extra light to its frozen north, a Russian Space Agency spokesman said Wednesday.


Scientists will attempt to reflect the sun's rays to Earth in November using a giant aluminized screen attached to a Russian spacecraft.


Scientists hailed a first experiment in February 1993 a success after a 20-meter beam of light was seen in parts of Europe -- but not in Siberia where it was blocked by cloud cover. The new experiment will use a bigger screen and will be conducted over a longer period of time.