Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Rolling Stones Are Out Of This World...Literally

The legacy of The Rolling Stones is transcending Earth as the band now have a rock on Mars named after them.

The honor comes from NASA, or more specifically, the team responsible for NASA’s InSight lander.

They named the small rock “Rolling Stones Rock”. The small rock, which is about the size of a golf ball, appeared to roll three feet following the touchdown of the InSight craft in November. That is the furthest distance NASA has even seen a rock roll while landing a spacecraft on another planet, which is why they’ve paid special interest to it.

The band made a statement about the special rock being named after them.

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

The rock will appear on working maps of the planet for time to come, so the band’s prominence is not only cemented here but also on Mars.