NASA’s new Mars Lander has captured the first sounds of Martian Wind.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory released sound clips of alien winds on Friday. The low-frequency rumbling was collected by the InSight farmer during his first week and a half-hour operation at Mars.
Researchers agree that the sound has a different world quality and you feel like sitting on spacecraft and enjoying the breeze of Martian.
The sound is of the wind blowing against InSight’s solar panels and the resulting vibration of the entire spacecraft. The noise was recorded by an air pressure sensor inside the lander included in a weather station, as did the seismometer on the spacecraft deck.
InSight landed on Mars November 26, almost seven months after launching on a rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
This image from InSight’s Robotic Armored Instrument Deployment Camera shows the instruments on the spacecraft deck, with Martin’s surface of Elysium Planitia in the background, December 4, 2018. (Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech)