the fame of The Rolling Stones exceeds that of the Earth and extends into our solar system! The rock group is now present on Mars. InSight, Nasa’s mission on Mars, has just appointed a stone to the name of the group led by Mick Jagger for more than five decades.
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barely wider than a golf ball, the “stone wheel” is moved one meter when the spacecraft landed on the planet, last November 26. Nasa said: “This is the greatest distance that a stone has ever travelled during a landing.”
A grant informal
This is the actor Robert Downey Jr. who revealed the news to the public on August 22, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are mounted on stage at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena California… not far from a site of Nasa, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The group, in full tournéeNo Filtern’has not hide his excitement and said that this honor was “a milestone” in its long career. However, the allocation of this name remains informal, as only the international astronomical Union, headquartered in Paris, has the power to formally appoint the celestial bodies. The “Roling Stone” may, however, be placed on maps from Nasa.
Hello “@RollingStones Rock” Who could hang a name on you? Um… us!
When @NASAInsight touched down on the Red Planet, its engines feel a rock rolling across Mars’ surface. We named it for the band. Take a closer look and learn how #MarsRocks get named: https://t.co/xY0TfoksJP pic.twitter.com/BZlABAMaZJ
— NASA (@NASA) August 23, 2019