NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has landed on the red planet, kicking a two-year assignment which will include analysis of the surface of the world in addition to a search for signs of ancient life.
Google embedded an Easter egg celebrating that Mars rover landing in a Google Search results page, which can be shown when a user conducts a search regarding the rover.
Various buildings and landmarks around the US also went red this week in honor of NASA’s achievement with all the Perseverance.
Even the Google Search team apparently couldn’t let the historic occasion of this Mars Perseverance finally landing on the red planet go by without assessing the moment at normal Google-y fashion.
We are referring to this Easter egg planted within Google Search to observe the culmination of the years-long assignment Thursday, which watched that the rover cruise to the surface of Mars and land — providing NASA’s team immense confidence for a consequence of the scientific discoveries and heretofore hidden images of Mars which will no doubt be coming shortly. You could have already encounter the surprise within Google Search yourself if you went hunting for news reports to find out more about the Perseverance program, and also to learn why everyone was so excited about this and filling your Twitter timeline with posts about this milestone. If you haven’t seen it yet, however, here is how to find it.
As the tweet below shows, all you need to do is execute some research related to the Perseverance rover in Google Search. When the results page appears, you need to see a cartoon of celebratory fireworks and explosions, as a way of congratulating NASA to a job well done.
Google’s gesture, of course, was the only one unveiled in honor of this unbelievable scientific achievement. The Empire State Building in New York City was illuminated red from sundown on Tuesday to the first morning on Wednesday. The Los Angeles International Airport gateway pylons were set to glow red through sunrise on Friday, February 19, based on NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Founded in the US, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium stated in a tweet it would be red all week this week in honor of this landing. And NASA’s Cleveland-based Glenn Research Center said that the Terminal Tower, also in Cleveland, would be going red for the event.
By means of a fast overview covering what all this is about: As my colleague Mike Wehner clarifies the Perseverance rover signifies the largest job of all of the Mars rover missions. It is packed with innovative technology and instruments to facilitate analyzing the surface of Earth, and the rover will also deploy a helicopter as part of a proof-of-concept endeavor to check the feasibility of aerial drones for the exploration on other planets.
To get more information, follow NASA on Twitter (@NASA), in addition to the rover’s own Twitter accounts (@NASAPersevere). Here’s a Fast recapping of the landing, in case you missed it?