China's Chang'e 3 lander is denoted by the large white arrow, the Yutu rover by the small white arrow. Credit: NASA/LROC/ASU

China’s Chang’e 3 lander is denoted by the large white arrow, the Yutu rover by the small white arrow. Credit: NASA/LROC/ASU

Obit for a frozen rabbit?

No official word as yet, although one Chinese news story states that China’s first lunar rover, Yutu (meaning Jade Rabbit), could not be restored to “full function” on Monday as expected, and “netizens” mourned it on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service.

For more details, go to:

Has China’s Ailing Moon Rover Survived 2nd Lunar Night?

http://www.space.com/24665-china-moon-rover-lunar-night-survival.html

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