The federal space agency came up with the tribute after their InSight lander knocked over a golf-ball sized stone as it touched down on the planet in November 2018, sending it rolling a metre away.
Fans of the legendary music band Rolling Stones have something to celebrate and cheer about.
But, one stone rolled further than the rest - furthest that NASA has seen any rock roll while landing their spacecraft on another planet.
"So while the name Rolling Stones Rock is informal, it will appear on working maps of the Red Planet", the NASA statement said.
The Rolling Stones, known for hits such as "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Brown Sugar", called the honor "a milestone in our long and eventful history". The small rock, which is about the size of a golf ball, appeared to roll three feet following the touchdown of the InSight craft in November.
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The greatest rock band in history now have a pretty special rock dedicated in their honor. "A huge thank you to everyone at NASA for making it happen", the band is reported to have said, according to the NASA post. Right before The Rolling Stones took the stage for their performance, Downey revealed that NASA named a rock on Mars after the band. Recently NASA's first interplanetary west coast launch to Mars was a resounding success, kind of like the No Filter tour. "I want to bring it back and put it on our mantlepiece".
The Rolling Stones and NASA logos left fans perplexed at the concert.
While the International Astronomical Union must officially name places and objects throughout the Solar System, NASA scientists often provide unofficial nicknames to cosmic features.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones reacts while performing in Pasadena, California, US, August 22, 2019.
The Rolling Stones were obviously thrilled as well.