Internet scams solve secret messages on the Perseverance rover Mars parachute


Members of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission hid a secret message in the parachute that gave endurance to the surface of Mars. (Credit to NASA TV)

NASA hid a secret message on the parachute that landed Endurance rover down on the surface of Mars last week.

Internet fraudsters claim to have “hacked a code” hidden in images from last week’s Mars rover landing. Color samples of the parachute used to land appear to have been secretly taken with the phrase “Dare Huge Things.” This motto was used by the endurance team at NASA’s Jet Engine Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, which serves as mission control for the Endurance rover mission. The message also includes the geographical coordinates of the JPL: 34 ° 11’58 “N 118 ° 10’31” W.