Green day Has gone from "Basketcase" to space bag … in a way.
NASA's Insight Lander, which has now officially arrived at the "Red Planet" in March after traveling through space since May 5, has a chip called "Green Day Since 1986", which led to legendary punk rockers declaring on Twitter that they & # 39; ve & # 39; landed officially on Mars. "A photo of the chip can be seen below.
"Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history," said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine (via CNN). "InSight will study Mars's interior and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the moon and later to Mars. This achievement represents America's inventions and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the commitment and endurance of Our team. The best of NASA is yet to come, and it's coming soon. "
InSight (Interior research using seismic surveys, geodesy and heat transport) Lander will spend two years on the planet's surface, collecting data after its 301,223,981 mile journey through the cosmos. The landlord also sent a picture of Mars back to NASA, see below.