NASA's Insight lander records wind heard on Mars

An illustration of the In Sight lander its sensors cameras and instruments

When InSight is conducting its science mission, the seismometer won't be able to hear the wind, attuned only to the grumblings of the planet's interior. You may need to put on earphones or crank up your subwoofer to hear what's going on in the first video, which is made up of raw data from the seismometer.

NASA's InSight lander touched down on Mars 10 days ago, and has already sent its first pictures.

The craft's air pressure sensor recorded the winds as well, according to NASA, and that audio is increased by a factor of 100 so that it's audible.

When the sensors pick up vibrations from InSight's solar panels, the whole spacecraft acts like a giant microphone.

In the meantime, the sounds of the Martian wind are a poignant reminder of just how far InSight has flown: more than 300 million miles (480 million kilometers), becoming only the eighth spacecraft to successfully touch down on the Red Planet. "When we looked at the direction of the lander vibrations coming from the solar panels, it matches the expected wind direction at our landing site".

InSight is created to study the interior of Mars like never before, using seismology instruments to detect quakes and a self-hammering mole to measure heat escape from the planet's crust.

"Hearing the first sounds ever recorded on the surface of another planet is a privilege".

On Friday, NASA released videos with the audio tracks from InSight.

To "hear" the low frequency rumble of the Martian wind on the lander being picked up by the SEIS-SP is really eerie and provides a strangely human connection to this very different environment.

The solar panels on the lander's sides are ideal acoustic receivers. In some cases, they have been raised an octave in order to be perceptible to the human ear.

'It is just awesome to hear the first ever sounds from Mars'. One is set to record the sound of landing on the Red Planet and the other will listen for the sounds made by a laser used to investigate materials on the surface. This will help identify these materials based on the change in sound frequency.

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