NASA has named a rock on Mars after the Rolling Stones to honor the band: The Rolling Stone Rock. This is reported by InSight .

The Rolling Stones are pleasantly surprised with the news. "What a fantastic way to celebrate our Stones No Filter tour," said Mick Jagger during the opening night of the tour of The Stones in Pasadena. "This is a milestone in our long, eventful history. NASA: thank you very much!"

It is not just a stone. The stone, which is slightly larger than a golf ball, rolled a meter on November 26, 2018. This is the largest distance that NASA has ever seen a rock on another planet.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. announced the name on Thursday. Downey Jr. responded backstage. on the event. "Breakthroughs in science and a legendary rock band are always a good combination," says the actor.