Science Nice Time: Rumors of Adorable Moon Rover Jade Rabbit's Death Greatly Exaggerated



Have you heard about Yùtù? No, we do not mean the rock band. Yùtù is Mandarin for “Jade Rabbit,” and is the name of the lunar rover in China's Chang'e 3 mission. Jade Rabbit has been rolling around for a few months now, being adorable.

Do you object to our description of a 310-pound go-kart as “adorable”? Does that subtract from Serious Science Times? In that case you clearly have not been following the news about how the rover has been liveblogging its own death and resurrection, for God's sake. Let's do like a Jade Rabbit, and Chang'explore.



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