NASA’s Perseverance rover will carry a secret message to Mars

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  • NASA hid a coded message on its Mars Perseverance rover, and internet sleuths quickly picked up on it.
  • On the aluminum plate attached to the rover, an etching of the Sun includes “rays” that are actually morse code.
  • The message reads “Explore As One.”
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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will include a secret coded message that no extraterrestrial life form — or most humans, for that matter — can read. The quaint message is etched into an aluminum plate that is affixed to the side of the rover itself, and it sits alongside the trio of tiny chips that hold the names of almost 11 million science fans here on Earth.

NASA first released images of the plate in celebration of the names being added to the rover, but sharp-eyed science fans quickly realized that there was something special hiding in the intricate design of the aluminum plate. Now, NASA is formally acknowledging the addition of the slogan “Explore As One,” which is written in Morse code on the plate.

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