Easter eggs are a fun way site creators make the user’s experience more exciting. Google’s Easter Eggs, in particular, are fun, entertaining, and often gamified surprises that span across games, search terms, and knowledge panels.
Now, if you’re a fan of astronomy or Google Search Easter Eggs in general, here’s one that checks both boxes.
By simply typing “meteorite” in the Google Search engine homepage, you’ll see a meteorite animation passing by your screen and then landing on the lower right portion. There’s even a light tremor for the full meteorite impact experience.
The Easter Egg also works by typing in “Chicxulub” or “Chicxulub crater” in the search bar. Chicxulub refers to the phenomenon that marked one of the most catastrophic events in the earth’s history some 66 million years ago, when an asteroid slammed into the sea just offshore of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
The impact triggered a sequence of events that led to some 75% of animal and plant species being extinct.