BEIJING — The rover of China’s Chang’e 3 lunar mission is showing signs of life after almost being declared dead. Jade Rabbit, as the rover is known, is again receiving signals from the Earth, Chinese media report. But engineers are still sorting through the possible origins of a mechanical fault that appeared to cause the rover to cease functioning when it was supposed to go into hibernation mode for the punishing lunar night that began on Jan. 25. The mechanical fault, blamed on ...


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