CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – The new land cruiser on Mars has captured the first sounds of the "really unnatural" Martian wind.
The Jet Engine has released audio clips on the alien wind Friday. Low frequency nonsense was collected by InSight Lander during their first week of work in Mars.
The wind is expected to expand from 16 km / h to 24 km / h. These are the first sounds of Mars discovered by the human ears, according to the researchers.
"It reminds me that I'm sitting outside during the windy summer afternoon … In a sense, that would sound like if you were sitting on Mars at Inser," Don Banfield of Cornell University told reporters.
The scientists involved in the project agree that the sound is of another quality.
Thomas Pike of the Imperial College in London said the deaf was "quite different from what we had on Earth and I think it just gives us another way to think how far we get these signals."
The noise is from the wind blowing against the InSight solar panels and the resulting vibration of the entire spacecraft. The sounds were recorded by an atmospheric pressure sensor in the ground station that is part of the weather station, as well as the seismometer on the deck of the spacecraft.
The low frequencies are the result of the thin air density of Mars and even the seismometer itself – it is designed to detect underground seismic waves well below the threshold of human listening. The seismometer will be moved to the surface of Mars in the coming weeks; so the team plans to record more wind noise.
In 1976, Mars Viking riders lifted spacecraft shaken by the wind, but that would be enough to assume that sounds good, said InSight's leading InSight scientist Bruce Banner of Pasadena, California.
In fact, the "non-sleeping" sound of "InSight" meanwhile shows that he is "on a planet that somehow is like the Earth, but in a sense really alien."
InSight landed on Mars on November 26th.
"We are still on the high landing last week … and here we are less than two weeks after landing and we already have some amazing new science," said Laurie Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science, "It's good that is fun.