NASA has just released the first videos and images taken by Rover Perseverance as it landed – as well as the first sounds ever recorded from the surface of Mars.
Perseverance also made history by taking the first audio recording of sound on Mars.
A piece of noise was made available that includes the sound of winds 5 miles per hour blowing through the Martian landscape.
The rover is equipped with two microphones – one designed to receive the rover’s landing audio last week, and the other fitted to the rover’s SuperCam instrument.
The former microphone unfortunately failed to collect data properly.
NASA officials speculate that there was a communication error between the system that converts sound from analog to digital and the on-board computer.
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