Sunday February 16, 2014

The Chinese Lunar Rover Is Alive and Well

Several days ago China announced the premature ‘death’ of their Lunar rover named Yutu. To their surprise, Yutu turned itself back on and is awake awaiting instructions from China’s Mission Control.

Before the cold of the lunar night rolled in, Yutu signed off with an extremely creepy anthropomorphized message that sounded more like the rover was forcing us to sign off rather than signing off itself: "Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight, humanity."