Nasa released footage of the exploration device safely landing on Mars this week, with the help of the supersonic parachute.
Space enthusiasts were quick to notice the parachute’s unusual red and white pattern, and decided there was more than meets the eye.
Reddit users deduced the design incorporated its own version of binary code, and hid a message that read “dare mighty things” -- a motto used by Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), home of the Perseverance mission team.
"dare mighty things" ! Well done! @NASA @NASAPersevere https://t.co/Di1hkFQApd