Red planet’s rum­blings

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NASA’s new Mars lan­der has cap­tured the first sounds of the “re­ally un­worldly” Mar­tian wind.

The Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory re­leased au­dio clips of the alien wind yes­ter­day. The lowfre­quency rum­blings were col­lected by the In­Sight lan­der dur­ing its first week of op­er­a­tions at Mars. The wind is es­ti­mated to be blow­ing at 16km/h to 24km/h.

These are the first sounds from Mars that are de­tectible by hu­man ears, ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers.

Sci­en­tists in­volved in the project agree the sound has an oth­er­worldly qual­ity to it.

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