Things are going rapidly south for China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover, which has encountered serious cold-related problems as it explores the moon and is now live-Tweeting its own death. The machines do that now.

When you read the reports from Chinese state news agency Xinhua in the voice of the rabbit, they seem silly and ridiculous to our cynical and jaded American ears.

How do you drive home just how sad this really is? You get veteran actor and occasional space-person Patrick Stewart to read the reports in a dramatic voice and a very low budget-looking rover costume on The Daily Show. Space is serious business, you guys.

Hang in there, Jade Rabbit! Don't you die on us!