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When you think Krispy Kreme doughnuts, you think of outer space right? Wait, what? Seriously: you might start thinking of the solar system when you bite into Krispy Kreme’s new limited edition Mars doughnut.

On February 18, when NASA’s Perseverance rover goes through the “seven minutes of terror” to land itself on Mars, you can sit back, watch the NASA coverage and relax. Landings on Mars aren’t frequent occurrences: the last rover to land on Mars was Curiosity in 2012; the stationary InSight lander touched down in 2018.

To mark the rare occasion, Krispy Kreme is offering a limited-edition themed doughnut — only available on Thursday. The Mars doughnut will look like the red planet itself. The caramel-dipped and chocolate cream-filled dougnut is topped with a swirl that resembles Mars, and it’s even sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs for that authentic dusty Martian touch.

Krispy Kreme said in a statement, “The landing of Perseverance on Mars will be an epic and important achievement, so, we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with an amazing new doughnut discovery right here on earth.”