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Hope remains for China's broken moon buggy

China’s malfunctioning moon rover – named Jade Rabbit after a lunar goddess in Chinese mythology – could still be saved.

The vehicle which woke up with mechanical problems after enduring a 14-day lunar night had earlier been declared dead on the surface of the moon.

However experts say there is hope as it is still able to pick up signals.

Jade Rabbit landed in mid-December, on a mission to do geological surveys and hunt natural resources.

Its deployment was the first successful landing on the Moon since 1976.

The lunar rover was expected to operate for about three months.

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