Google Doodle Celebrates Roswell UFO Legacy

Google marked the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO event with a new Google Doodle on Monday.

The Doodle features an interactive game where the user is tasked with helping a stranded alien who crash-landed on earth return home by finding the pieces of his broken UFO.

Google has displayed its soft spot for geek culture. Moog synthesizer creator Bob Moog was honored in May with an on-screen replica of his famous invention. "Hitchhiker's Guide" author Douglas Adams was immortalized with a Doodle in March. In December, the world's first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, received her own Doodle.

In 1947, a man claimed he found the remains of a UFO that crashed in a field near Roswell, N.M. The event made international headlines, but the U.S. government sidestepped the rumors and maintains that the debris was from the crash of a weather balloon.

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