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NASA releases first sounds recorded on Mars

Wed 24 Feb 2021 | 01:06 AM
Rana Atef

A few hours ago, NASA released the first-ever recorded audio clips on Mars recorded by its Perseverance rover.

NASA Perseverance rover on Mars

Video footage and breathtaking images were released for the first time taken of Mars by the rover since its landing on the surface of the red planet.

Perseverance rover was attached by 25 cameras and two microphones, one of them failed in capturing any sounds while the other caught the sounds of Martian winds and the rover's noise on the planet.

Moreover, those audio clips were the earliest sounds recorded on another planet.

NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk highlighted: "For those who wonder how you land on Mars – or why it is so difficult – or how cool it would be to do so – you need look no further."

Hours later, the agency filtered the first recording to make sounds from Mars clearer without the domination of the rover's sounds.