If you’re a fan of astronomy or Google Search Easter Eggs in general, here’s one that ticks both boxes.
Google Search Meteorite Easter Egg
You can see a meteorite animation drop from the top of your screen when you type meteorite on the Google Search homepage. It lands on the lower left of your screen and shakes the screen upon impact to add to the immersion.
The Easter Egg also works when you type “Chicxulub” or “Chicxulub crater” in the search bar. Chicxulub is the phenomenon that marked one of the most catastrophic events in the Earth’s history around 66 million years ago. Yes, this is when an asteroid hit the sea offshore of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
The impact led to some 75% of animal and plant species being extinct.
Several organizations shared the Google Search Meteorite on social media. Among these include the European Space Agency and the Earth Shaker Philippines, a local youth-oriented science org.
Easter eggs are a fun way for site creators to make your experience even more exciting. Google enjoys creating these hidden gems in hopes that users discover them. Google’s Easter Eggs span across games, search terms, and knowledge panels.