Lovers of cosmos: A twin model of China’s lunar rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, is now on display at the People’s Square Metro station for you go ogle at a relatively close distance free-of-charge, sans moon dust.
The last we heard from China’s precious buggy Yutu, the little guy was still parked on the lunar surface and unable to operate properly following a malfunction detected at the end of January that rendered it unable to move.
Still, that didn’t slow down the rover in its weird/sweet trend of communicating with netizens via its very own Weibo account, where the buggy has managed to rack up more than 650,000 followers.
The machine on display at the central hub of the People’s Square station is the first rover produced by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and is considered the older “twin” of the one currently parked on the moon’s craters.
DIY moon buggy enthusiasts may want to check it out and take note.
[via Shanghai Daily]