Green Day Reference Tucked Into NASA's InSight Mars Lander

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Ladies and gents, Green Day are floating in house.

Rather, Green Day floated in house and now they're chilling on the floor of Mars. The band revealed on Monday (Nov. 26) microchip etched with the phrase "Green Day Since 1986" was included in NASA's InSight Mars Lander, which touched down on the pink planet's Elysium Planitia earlier that day. The phrase is a reference to the 12 months the legendary punk trio was shaped by then teenage buddies singer Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt (then often known as Sweet Children.)

"Officially landed on Mars," the group introduced on their Twitter feed. "Out of this world." 

At press time, spokespeople for NASA and the band couldn't be reached for added remark about how the chip ended up on the lander.