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
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

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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
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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