By Soo Youn and David Kerley
For the first time, humans can hear wind from Mars.
InSight, or NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first “sounds” of Martian winds to human ears on Friday.
The spacecraft’s sensors captured a “haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind,” a NASA spokesperson wrote in a press release. The agency estimated the wind to be blowing northwest to southeast at 10 to 15 miles per hour, as recorded on Dec. 1.
“The winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit,” the NASA statement added.
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