For the first time in history, a sound of wind on Mars environment has been recorded, and this is quite accidental.
NASA’s InSight probe that landed on the Red Planet on November 26th is equipped with a seismometer that is currently on the lander, and will later be lowered to the ground to “listen” to the interior of Mars.
For the first time in history, a sound of wind on Mars has been recorded, and this is quite accidental.
But the seismometer completely accidentally “caught” the vibrations caused by the wind, passing through the solar panels of the probe, and NASA scientists reacted immediately and took advantage of the opportunity for the first time in the record to record a wind sound on Mars environment.
The Mars wind that you can hear on the tape was moving at a speed of 16 to 24 kilometers per hour, and this was “third lucky” when it came to trying to capture the sound of wind on the nearby planet. The NASA scientists for the first time attempted to record a similar sound for the first time, but the Mars Polar Lander was destroyed after the engines were canceled shortly before landing.
The second time, the “Phoenix Lander” craft successfully reached the ground, but its instruments collapsed on the way to the Red Planet. It was not good for us as a team, but we are always prepared for that scenario, and we always see that as a opportunity to make some new improvments.