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Green Day Gets Shout-out From NASA’s InSight Lander

Someone who helped build NASA’s InSight lander is clearly a big Green Day fan.

Green Day shared the following images via their Twitter that shows a chip on the lander that is currently exploring the terrain of Mars was engraved with “Green Day Since 1986.”  Obviously, the band is claiming this as a huge victory and declared that they have “officially landed on Mars.”  (Honestly, who can blame them?)

Green Day on Twitter

Officially landed on Mars ???????????? "Green Day Since 1986" was etched on a chip on the @NASAInSight Mars Lander that landed at Elysium Planitia today. Out of this world.

It’s funny how rock bands seem to receive random honors like this all the time from the science world.  It’s almost as if rock fans are, in fact, some of the smartest people on the planet, but we already knew that.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.