The art of science and the science of art.

Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep



Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep © Erica Glasier

Good night, Jade Rabbit.

Erica Glasier created this wonderful storybook animated gif of China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover. All the feels. Sniffle.

Jade Rabbit, or yutu, has been malfunctioning and I can't think of any better way to explain its adventure to a child than this. Could we get an entire lightly-animated ebook of Glasier's illustrations, please?


Find more amazing illustrations and animated gifs from journalist and illustrator Erica Glasier:

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

Share this Article:


You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

Give a Gift &
Get a Gift - Free!

Give a 1 year subscription
as low as $14.99

Subscribe Now! >


Email this Article