December 7, 2018
Updated on December 7, 2018 at 5:26 pm
According to NASA's Mars InSight Mission, this is the sound of data from the air pressure sensor on NASA's InSight lander, indicating wind blowing by on Mars.
According to NASA's Mars InSight Mission, this is the sound of data from the seismometer on NASA's InSight spacecraft.
According to the Mars InSight Mission, here is the sound of raw, unprocessed data from the seismometer on NASA's InSight spacecraft. A subwoofer or earphones are needed to hear this clip. The sounds were recorded by two of the three short-period sensors on the seismometer.
According to the Mars InSight Mission: "Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018."
NASA’s InSight spacecraft unlatching its robotic arm on Nov. 27, 2018, the day after it landed on Mars.
One of InSight's 7-foot-wide solar panels is captured by the lander's Instrument Deployment Camera, which is fixed to the elbow of its robotic arm.
A partial view of the deck of NASA's InSight lander, where it stands on the Martian plains Elysium Planitia. The color-calibrated image was received on Dec. 4, 2018 (Sol 8).
NASA’s InSight spacecraft flipped open the lens cover on its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Nov. 30, 2018, and captured this view of Mars. Some dust is visible on the camera’s lens.
This image from InSight's robotic-arm mounted Instrument Deployment Camera shows the instruments on the spacecraft's deck, with the Martian surface of Elysium Planitia in the background.