NASA named a rock on Mars after The Rolling Stones band

Over multiple decades, The Rolling Stones have enthralled music lovers from across the globe, and now the legacy of the English rock band gets extended to Mars, courtesy NASA. The team behind the US space agency’s InSight lander has named a rock on the red-coloured planet after the band.

The Rolling Stones Rock, which is a little larger than the size of a golf ball, was seen to have rolled for about 3 feet (1 meter)  back on November 26 last year due to NASA InSight’s thrusters when it was touching down on the surface of the neighbouring planet. In the images that were taken by the InSight lander, divots in the orange-red soil could be observed trailing the particular rock. This is the farthest, that NASA has seen a rock roll across during the landing of a spacecraft on another planet, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement.