NASA has released these audio files, which for the first time show the sound of the red planet's wind.
Only a few weeks ago we witnessed the successful landing of the InSight probe on Mars, and now we have NASA announcing that Lander has managed to capture the first sounds of the winds on the Red Planet.
Geophysical robot sensors capture wind vibrations on the ship's solar panels, which are estimated to be between 10 and 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km / h) from northwest to southeast.
Bruce Banerdt, chief executive of InSight at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said:Capturing this sound was an unplanned gift. But one of the things our mission is doing is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally it involves movement caused by sound waves. "
It is mentioned that two very sensitive sensors InSight recorded these wind vibrations, air pressure sensor inside the landing unit and seismograph, where both recorded noise in different ways.
In the video, you can listen to the sound that is recommended for listening with the headphones, even though it has also been modified to be able to perceive with ordinary speakers.
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At first it sounds very much like a wind on the Earth's microphone, but it's interesting that it's the first time that the sound of the winds on another planet has been recorded.
InSight will continue to analyze the surface of Mars, especially vibration, all in order to get information on the formation of planets in our Solar System and learn more about the Red Planet.