picture: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory- California Institute of Technology.
The perseverance It reached Mars on February 18, and is already actively working and beginning its tests and experiments. One of them is firing lasers at the surface of Mars, with the goal of analyzing the terrain. And you can actually listen to their recordings.
NASA has released a series of audio recordings of a series of rock and terrain analysis experiments that the Mars rover is conducting. The Perseverance’s SuperCam fired a series of lasers that allow scientists to better analyze them by hitting rocks. What is heard in the recordings is exactly the sound of the laser striking these rocks.
The rocks that can be studied in this way can be very small, with a distance of up to 7 meters. In this case, the recording was made about 3.1 meters from the rock. According to NASA, once the experiment is done, they can detect the hot gas produced by the laser on the rock and study its hardness.
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Additionally, NASA has also released a recording of the wind on Mars, also captured by the SuperCam Perseverance.
Perseverance was Very energetic Since arriving on the Red Planet, taking pictures and recordings, traveling a few meters above the surface of Mars and embarking on what will be a mission dedicated to searching for signs of past microbial life on the planet and studying habitability with the intention to better prepare ourselves before future humans arrive on Mars.[[[NASA]