Sounds on the Red Planet
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.