Friday, December 3

NASA's Perseverance Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover carries two microphones which are directly recording sounds on the Red Planet, including the Ingenuity helicopter and the rover itself at work. For the very first time, these audio recordings offer a new way to experience the planet.

Earth and Mars have different atmospheres, which affects the way sound is heard. Justin Maki, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Nina Lanza, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explain some of the notable audio recorded on Mars in this video.

For more information on Perseverance, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/IRAP/DPA