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NASA Releases First Sounds Recorded on Mars’ Surface

This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on Feb. 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech

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NASA’s Perseverance rover captured and transmitted the first audio of a real, Martian breeze. 

The faint sound was recorded straight from the surface of Earth’s planetary neighbor by the recently landed spacecraft, beamed back and ultimately released on the agency’s SoundCloud Monday. It came among other media—including new video footage depicting some of the rover’s chancy descent and landing on Mars last week—that NASA published to provide a fresh view into the red planet. More could follow, officials confirmed.

“Perseverance is just getting started, and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history,” Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk said in ...

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