Jade Rabbit Dies on Moon

Yutu ROver Don Davis

China’s Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover did not survive the lunar night reports the CBC

The English-language website of the state-owned China News Service reported Wednesday that Yutu “could not be restored to full function Monday as expected.

Taral Wayne sent the link with this comment:

From what I’d read earlier, it is speculated that lunar dust had gotten into the hinges of the solar panels. They close at night to help retain the rover’s internal heat. With them open, the electronics probably got too cold and malfunctioned. To tell the truth, I suspected there was something wrong long before anything was announced. After only a couple of days, all photos and information from the bunny rover stopped.

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