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Jade Rabbit Rover Says Goodbye
2014-01-27 15:33:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend, China’s lunar rover said “Goodnight” to humanity. But even with a short lived mission the Chang’E-3 was still able to perform some science. The rover, also known as Jade Rabbit, suffered a crippling breakdown that hindered it from entering into hibernation mode as it prepared itself for a lunar night, which lasts about 14 Earth days. During a lunar night, the moon’s surface temperature can drop to nearly...

Jade Rabbit Moon Rover In Trouble
2014-01-27 05:13:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover experienced a "mechanical control abnormality," according to BBC China, and is currently in trouble. Xinhua news agency reports that the problems are due to the moon's "complicated lunar surface environment." In the first "soft" landing on the Moon since 1976, Jade Rabbit arrived in December 2013 as part of China's Chang'e-3 mission and was expected to operate around 3 months. Jade Rabbit, also...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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