The Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute is deployed during the descent stage of the vehicle’s landing on the red planet on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute is deployed during the descent stage of the vehicle’s landing on the red planet on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Space

Mars rover’s giant parachute carried a secret message – but what did it say?

  • A puzzle-loving engineer on Nasa’s team used binary code to spell out words with the orange and white nylon strips, along with hidden GPS coordinates
  • More ‘Easter eggs’ to be revealed as the Perseverance rover continues its mission on the red planet

The Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute is deployed during the descent stage of the vehicle’s landing on the red planet on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute is deployed during the descent stage of the vehicle’s landing on the red planet on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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