File - Image taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 and made off the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, Dec. 15, 2013.(AP Photo/Xinhua)
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China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.The rover, named Yutu or Jade Rabbit after the pet of Chang'e, the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology, experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" as the lunar night fell on Jan. 25, provoking an outpouring of sympathy from Chinese Internet users.Experts were still working to establish the causes of its mechanical control abnormality, the agency reported, without giving details.Australia-based independent space expert Morris Jones told AFP that the problem involved a solar panel on the rover failing to close.
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