For the first time, NASA presented us with these audio files that show the sound of the Red Planet winds.
A few weeks ago, we witnessed the successful landing of the InSight investigation in Mars and now announced that NASA managed to capture the first voices of the winds on the Red Planet.
The sensors of the geophysical robot caught the vibrations of the wind on the solar panels of the ship; this was believed to fly from 10 to 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km / h) from northwest to southeast.
Bruce Banerdt, InSight's Chief Researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said:The capture of this sound has been an unplanned gift. But one of the things that our mission is dedicated to is to measure the movement in Mars, and naturally it involves the movement caused by sound waves. "
Two very sensitive sensors in InSight indicate that the wind senses these vibrations, an air pressure sensor in the terrain and a seismograph, both of which record noise in different ways.
Although the video is arranged to detect with normal speakers, you can listen to the recommended sound to listen with headphones.
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It is very similar to how the wind will record into a microphone on Earth, but it was certainly interesting to record the sound of winds on another planet for the first time.
InSight will continue to analyze the surface of Mars, especially vibrations, all of which will aim to learn about the formation of planets in our solar system and learn more about the Red Planet.