NASA’s Rover Captures the Sounds of Mars

With a microphone, the Perseverance rover has recorded the first ever sounds from Mars audible to the human ear. The findings demonstrate that recording robots could someday improve our understanding of planetary atmospheres.

“It’s a new sense of investigation we’ve never used before on Mars,” said Sylvestre Maurice , an astrophysicist at the University of Toulouse in France and lead author of the study. “I expect many discoveries to come, using the atmosphere as a source of sound and the medium of propagation.”