Illustration for article titled China Prepping a Moon Rover Thatll Outshine the Rest

Scientists over in China are building a prototype moon rover that they hope will not only lead to the country's first unmanned mission to the moon, but also outdo the US' first moon rover.

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The Chinese rover will be capable of transmitting videos and stills, but whereas NASA's rovers rely on solar-rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the Chinese rover will convert heat from a radioactive source into electricity. China's plan is to shoot their rover up into space by 2012. Personally, I'd like to see their rover duke it out with the NASA's rover Battlebots style.

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Engineers Unveil China Moon Rover [BBC News]

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