CHINA Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 moves forward on the dark side of moon


Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 moves forward on the dark side of moon

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

14:26, January 05, 2019

China's latest lunar rover Yuyu-2, or Jade Rabit-2, took another step forward Friday after being dispatched from the lander Chang'e-4, the official account of the rover on Weibo said.


Lunar rover Yutu-2. (Photo: CNSA)

The post, written in first person, said: "I walked a little bit forward today. Walking on the moon is much more difficult than walking on the earth. I have to watch out for craggy rocks, craters, low gravity and soft soil to avoid slipping. I stopped at the crater, waiting for instructions," said rover Yutu-2, My mission is to explore the land full of meteor craters. Before working, let’s listen to 'Dark Side Of The Moon' by Pink Floyd."


Screenshot of rover Yutu-2's weibo.

Rover Yutu-2 also shared its favorite lyrics in Floyd’s song:

"Run, rabbit run

Dig that hole, forget the sun

And when at last the work is done

Don't sit down it's time to dig another one"

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