Legendary rock act The Rolling Stones are now the namesake of a newfound geological anomaly on the plant Mars, NASA announced on Aug. 22.
As per NASA’s description: “A little larger than a golf ball, the rock appeared to have rolled about 3 feet (1 meter) on Nov. 26, 2018, propelled by InSight’s thrusters as the spacecraft touched down on Mars to study the Red Planet’s deep interior. In images taken by InSight the next day, several divots in the orange-red soil can be seen trailing Rolling Stones Rock. It’s the farthest NASA has seen a rock roll while landing a spacecraft on another planet.”
“The name Rolling Stones Rock is a perfect fit,” added Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division in Washington, said via press release. “Part of NASA’s charter is to share our work with different audiences. When we found out the Stones would be in Pasadena, honoring them seemed like a fun way to reach fans all over the world.”
Check out a short clip about the Rolling Stones Rock below: