The Rolling Stones on Mars? NASA says, "Yes!"

 

The Rolling Stones not only played the Rose Bowl on Thursday night, they landed on Mars. NASA/JPL announced that it has named a rock on the red planet after the band. It's called "Rolling Stones Rock."

The Stones said in a statement, "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."

The rock, which is just a bit larger than a golf ball, rolled approximately three feet on November 26th, 2018, when it was propelled by the thrusters of the Insight spacecraft when it touched down on Mars.

Actor Robert Downey Jr., who teased the news on Twitter, announced the honor before the Stones took the stage at the Rose Bowl. (JPL-NASA)

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