The rover boasts several embellishments, including artwork, signs, and symbols on board thoughtfully chosen to reflect the significance of the machine.
And while it was thought that all of the Easter eggs onboard had been officially revealed, CBS News reported that two more unique details were divulged on Easter Sunday.
The first Easter egg is an individual 17-digit ID on the mission nameplate, reading “AONREHMELN1730055”.
Nasa explained that PINs and VINs contain unique sets of letters and numbers that can be “decoded” to reveal details about the vehicle, comparing the concept to a fingerprint.
Perseverance’s code runs vertically along the right side of the mission nameplate in a string of 17 letters and numbers.
Letters in the code such as R signify that the primary vehicle type is Rover, while M signposts the location of the operation as Mars, and so on.
The agency stipulated that Mars Perseverance bears the first official Product Identification Number assigned to a spacecraft but that future spacecraft’s could also be assigned their own PINs.
The second new Easter egg is a “Rover DNA Tattoo” inside the front left wheel of the rover which signifies the human “impulse for both exploration and innovation”.
The two drawings of the rover wheel tracks appear in different forms. One appears as if it’s printed in the Martian sand, highlighting the technical achievements required to traverse the unknown.
The other track, twisted into the shape of DNA, is a reminder that our space robots are of human origin, and reflects the innate human desire for exploration, Nasa says.
The new details are just two of many hidden by Nasa aboard Perseverance, as they have done with past rovers.
“Some designs celebrate past missions, while others offer hope for future human achievements on Mars,” Nasa says.
On Sunday, Nasa’s Perseverance rover dropped Ingenuity, the helicopter that will conduct the first controlled flight on another planet, onto the surface of Mars.
The helicopter fell four inches from the belly of Perseverance onto Mars and is now self sufficient.
At some point after 11 April, and when preparations are over, Ingenuity will take off for the first ever powered flight on any other planet.