One of the coolest things about NASA's new InSight runway, which has recently arrived on Mars, is that it is able to hear the deep underground sounds accurately. It has the potential to tell us a lot about how Mars works. Before this happens, NASA must prepare the robot for the use of its powerful instruments. and so the Jet Propulsion Laboratory actually detected the sounds of the wind whipping across the dusty surface of Mars.
In a new video, JPL explains that the InSight seismometer on board started detecting vibrations. The team finally found that the vibrations were the result when wind hit the solar panel assembly of the robot and it trembled. NASA recorded the vibrations and you can now hear them yourself.
As the video explains, the pitch is extremely low and barely audible, unless you have headphones on and the volume is high. A filter that raises the pitch by two octaves makes listening easier.
The result is a recording that sounds like "I would hear you holding your hands over your ears in a brisk wind."
But the NASA did not stop there – a separate instrument that measures the air pressure recorded the same gusts and sent them back to Earth, the video also contains this recording, accelerated and filtered, making it easier to hear.
Es It's pretty cool to hear wind from another planet, even though it sounds just like wind here on Earth, it's also a great demonstration of InSight's abilities and a demonstration of how powerful and sensitive its instruments really are, in the near future JPL will tell the robot to position its sensors on the ground around the base, and then the fun begins.