26 February 2021

Binary message encoded in NASA's Perseverance parachute

The inner rings read "Dare Mighty Things," and the outer rings give the JPL's GPS coordinates:

Explained and discussed at the NASA subreddit.

Addendum:  Soon to be available as a dress:


  1. So cool. I saw that parachute and thought, "Huh, that's an oddly non-repetitive pattern. I wonder if some nerds went and put a message in there" and was giddy as a child to learn I was right! Yay nerds. :)

  2. Nerds like me in the geocaching community quickly recognized this as an encryption. Puzzles like this are not uncommon in our hobby.


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