He Says He’s Not Dead

Could it be rumors of Yutu’s death are greatly exaggerated?

Chinese state media announced Thursday that the Jade Rabbit moon rover survived the extremely cold lunar night but is still malfunctioning.

Someone even felt confident enough to post “Hi, is anybody there?” on the rover’s Weibo account on Thursday.

According to an Al-Jazeera report

After the rover’s awakening this week, Pei Zhaoyu, a spokesman for the lunar probe program, said it was still not functioning properly.

“It’s awake. We have a signal. But the problem still hasn’t been resolved,” Pei said, but gave no further details.

Experts are still working to fix the rover, the state-controlled Xinhua news agency said.

[Thanks to Michael J. Walsh for the story.]