My colleague Justin and I discuss some of the recent sounds recorded on Mars by the EDL and SuperCam microphones. Sounds are a bit different on Mars than they are on Earth, so try some headphones if you want the full Mars experience.
During Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s recent visit to Los Alamos, I was lucky enough to chat with her about the latest results from the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode of the “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast features Nina Lanza, distinguished planetary scientist, Mars expert and Mars rover operator.
NPR Morning Edition, 25 February 2021 (6 min 43 s): https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/971261718/nasas-mars-mission-goal-find-evidence-of-past-life-on-the-red-planet
Dr. Nina Lanza
Dr. Nina Lanza is the Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration in Space and Remote Sensing (ISR-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is the Principal Investigator for the ChemCam instrument onboard the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover and a science team member for the SuperCam instrument onboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Her current research focuses on understanding the origin and nature of manganese minerals on Mars and how they may serve as potential biosignatures. Dr. Lanza has authored or coauthored 50 peer-reviewed publications, including two first-author book chapters. Read full bio.