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February 23, 2021

The Sounds of Mars

Above, the first 360°VR view of Mars taken by NASA's Perseverance rover.

Use the cursor in the upper left hand corner to navigate as you listen to the sounds of Mars.

From NASA: "A microphone attached to the rover did not collect usable data during the descent, but the commercial off-the-shelf device survived the highly dynamic descent to the surface and obtained sounds from Jezero Crater on February 20. About 10 seconds into the recording, a Martian breeze is audible for a few seconds."

Here is an edited version of recorded surface sounds with the rover noise removed.

The video up top premiered on YouTube late last night, posted by Andrew Bodrov @Mars360.

February 23, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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