NASA honours Rolling Stones by naming rock on Mars after band

LOS ANGELES: The NASA on Friday announced that it has named a rock on Mars in honour of the iconic English band, The Rolling Stones.

NASA honours Rolling Stones by naming rock on Mars after band

The space agency shared the news on Twitter, revealing that the “Rolling Stones Rock” was a stone that was sent rolling after NASA’s InSight lander touched down on the Mars’ surface. File photo

Los Angeles, August 23

The NASA on Friday announced that it has named a rock on Mars in honour of the iconic English band, The Rolling Stones.

The space agency shared the news on Twitter, revealing that the “Rolling Stones Rock” was a stone that was sent rolling after NASA’s InSight lander touched down on the Mars’ surface.

“Hello ‘@RollingStones Rock’. Who could hang a name on you? Um... us!

“When @NASAInsight touched down on the Red Planet, its engines sent a rock rolling across Mars’ surface. We named it for the band,” NASA tweeted along with an animated video describing the incident.

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr also shared the news after he crashed the band’s concert here.

“Cross-pollinating science and a legendary rock band is always a good thing...” said Downey Jr at the concert.

The popular band, which consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, were delighted to hear the news.

“What a wonderful way to celebrate the ‘Stones No Filter’ tour arriving in Pasadena. This is definitely a milestone in our long and eventful history. A huge thank you to everyone at NASA for making it happen,” they said in a statement. PTI

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