from computerworld.com: China on Monday launched a lunar probe carrying
an exploration rover in what is expected to be the nation's first soft-landing on an extraterrestrial body. The Chang'e-3 spacecraft carries a lander, as well as a rover named "Yutu," which means Jade Rabbit, according to the Xinhua News Agency, China's official news service. The probe is scheduled to land on the moon in mid-December, Xinhua quoted Wu Zhijian, spokesman with China's State Administration of
Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, as saying.