China names moon rover "Yutu"
Li Benzheng, deputy commander-in-chief of China's lunar program, announced the name at a press conference on Tuesday.
"Yutu is a symbol of kindness, purity and agility, and is identical to the moon rover in both outlook and connotation. Yutu also reflects China's peaceful use of space," said Li.
In Chinese folklore, Yutu is the white pet rabbit of Chang'e, the moon goddess who has lent her name to the Chinese lunar mission.
Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 30 November 2013 - 07:47 PM.