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'Goodnight, humans': China's Jade Rabbit moon rover posting

Published on Jan 27, 2014 2:34 PM
 
A photograph of the giant screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows photo of the Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit" lunar rover taken by the camera on the Chang'e 3 probe during the mutual-photograph process, in Beijing on December 15, 2013. State-run media reported on Saturday that the country's first moon rover had run into trouble due to "the complicated lunar surface environment". -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese Internet users flooded the country's social media networks on Monday with condolences for the troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover, which experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" over the weekend.

State-run media reported on Saturday that the country's first moon rover had run into trouble due to "the complicated lunar surface environment".

By Monday afternoon, "Jade Rabbit lunar rover" had shot to the top of the most-searched terms list on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter.

"Little bunny, we're praying for you!" one Web user wrote.

 
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