February 22, 2021

NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

Washington (AFP) – The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of wind captured by the Perseverance rover. NASA also released the first video of the landing of the rover on the Red Planet. A microphone did not work during the rover’s descent to the surface but it was able to capture audio once it landed on Mars. NASA engineers played a short recording. “What you hear there 10 seconds in is an actual wind gust on the surface of Mars picked up by the microphone and sent back to us here on Earth,” said Dave Gruel, lead engineer for the camera…

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