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China launches 'rabbit' rover to the moon

2 December 2013 Last updated at 08:19 GMT

China has successfully launched its first ever rover to the moon.

The rocket took off last night, with Jade rabbit on board.

But Jade is no animal: it's a 6-wheeled, robotic rover, which is designed to climb steep slopes.

It'll search for rare metals and other natural resources when it touches down in mid December.