First Sounds from the Red Planet “Mars” Captured  by NASA

First Sounds from the Red Planet “Mars” Captured by NASA

February 23, 2021 0 By Roda

The first audio recording of sounds from the surface of the Red Planet “Mars” has been captured by a microphone attached to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on February 20, 2021.

First Sounds from Mars

Original Audio (with rover noise)​

Filtered Rover Audio (without rover noise)​

According to NASA, “a microphone attached to the rover did not collect usable data during the descent, but the commercial off-the-shelf device survived the highly dynamic descent to the surface and obtained sounds from Jezero Crater on Feb. 20.”

Furthermore, NASA said that this is the first time a Mars rover has been equipped with a microphone.

NASA added that “about 10 seconds into the 60-second recording, a Martian breeze is audible for a few seconds, as are mechanical sounds of the rover operating on the surface.”

Source: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover, NASA Website, NASA’s Perseverance Rover Microphone Captures Sounds from Mars