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
What would music sound like on Mars? We played “Clair de Lune” by Debussy in a Mars chamber, which mimics the environment of Mars and allows scientists to test how equipment will hold up. In this case, we hear what music would sound like to our ears if we were on the surface of Mars, and I explain why the sound is different from what we would hear on Earth.
We are one month from the Perseverance landing on Mars! To celebrate, have a listen to the excellent Mars Technica podcast, in which our team discusses the mission and our instrument.
Could Jezero Crater hold the keys to unlocking an ancient and hidden past when life existed on the Martian surface? As NASA’s Perseverance rover heads to Mars to find out, we take you on board the spacecraft to learn more about some of its incredible exploratory technology from the scientists who created it. Come journey with us on our exciting limited-series podcast by Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“Mars: One Day on the Red Planet,” National Geographic TV (special) (2020). https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/mars-one-day-on-the-red-planet/3VFRxC77b6Xk