oh hey yutu’s still alive?? yESSSS tumblr got me all worried for nothing"Now that it is still alive, the rover stands a chance of being saved," Pei said.
The news caused a splash in China’s social networking circles.
On Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, the “Yutu Lunar Rover” account, which has followed the developments of the mission from a first-person perspective, posted its first update since the mechanical problems.
“Hi, anybody there?” it asked in a post, which prompted some 60,000 reposts and 40,000 comments within two hours.
“We are all here,” one Weibo user replied.
“Hold on there, the whole country’s got your back,” another wrote. [x]Its latest post on Sunday, which featured a picture of the Chang’e-3 probe taken by Yutu during its third lunar day and the caption of “zzZ”, implicating the lunar rover had gone asleep, were also reposted by thousands within minutes.
“Remember to wake up on time, you lazy bones,” one wrote in reply. [x]"Some netizens said Yutu has shouldered too heavy a burden and asked not to increase it any more." [x]