Posted by: earthandbeyond | May 29, 2008

Sound from Mars

Did you know that there’s a microphone on the Phoenix lander?  Well, there is, and ESA’s Mars Express orbiter relayed the audio from Phoenix as it was descending through Mars’ atmosphere.  I believe this is the first sound we have ever heard from another planet.  I can’t wait to hear more!

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  1. Eventhough initially it was decided to use the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) which includes a small microphone, during decent of Phoenix, the decision was revised due to a potential threat to the safe landing of Phoenix. Later on Nasa gave a GO signal to the proposed activation of microphone. If activated, it could be a landmark in the history of Nasa for recording the sound from another planetary body. I am still searching for the result of the activation.

  2. jesus, longest ad ever!


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