This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

To better hear this bass sound, it's better you bring out your headphones, or your subwoofer, as NASA suggested.

Scientists estimated the northwest wind to be 10-15 miles per hour.

There are more plans to record sounds on Mars with the 2002 lander project. The seismometer is waiting to be deployed to the lander's robotic arm, and once that happens it will be covered with a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes, so it won't be able to pick up this sound. These are the first sounds from Mars that are detectable by human ears, according to the researchers. These are vibrations, captured by NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on the Red Planet just last week.

What's even more exciting about InSight's fascinating discovery is that the NASA team were not even planning on capturing the previously unheard wind. NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, shared a video about the new audio to Twitter Friday.

That rumbling noise was the vibrations, caused by the wind flowing over InSight's solar panels, which were recorded by the lander's sensitive seismometer. Because wind gusts can trick the seismometer, the lander is equipped with an air pressure sensor to isolate that background noise. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices.

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InSight lander's sensors are created to detect quakes and air pressure through wind vibrations.

It's been less than two weeks since InSight touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, but it is already sending back fantastic things for us to marvel at.

"Today we can see the first glimpses of our workspace", says Bruce Banerdt, the mission's principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, speaking in a press statement.

'The solar panels on the lander's sides are flawless acoustic receivers, ' Prof Pike said. That lander is scheduled to arrive on Mars in two years and will have microphones on board to record direct sounds, including the sound of the landing. 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.

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