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China's Lunar Rover Wakes After Mechanical Issues
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2014-02-19

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (China Space News) -- China's moon rover Yutu is awake after its troubled dormancy, a spokesman with the country's lunar probe program said on Monday.

The moon rover, named after the pet of a lunar goddess in ancient Chinese mythology, has now been restored to its normal signal reception function. But experts are still working to verify the cause of its mechanical control abnormality.

The problem emerged before Yutu entered its second dormancy on the moon on Jan. 25 as the lunar night fell.