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.

NASA Names Martian Space Rock After The Rolling Stones


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