Listen: NASA InSight Lander Records Martian Wind

NASA's much-heralded InSight Lander has already made history by captured  the sound of wind on Mars for the first time ever. According to the space agency,  sensors aboard the craft picked up "a haunting low rumble" last weekend  which was determined to be 10 to 15 mph winds coming from a dust devil  that had stirred up nearby. The principal investigator for the lander  marveled that "this audio was an unplanned treat."

The sound was subsequently released today by the space agency, who  explained that the wind was actually detected by two separate  instruments on the lander in distinctly different ways. A seismometer  recorded it via vibrations of the craft which were caused by the dust  devil breeze sweeping over and rattling the lander's solar panels.  Meanwhile, an air pressure sensor aboard the craft captured the wind  sound directly.

Listen to the sound recorded by the InSight Lander at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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