New Delhi, February 23: American space agency NASA has released the first-ever breathtaking audio recording of the red plant. The audio clips were captured by two microphones that are mounted on Perseverance. The audio clips include the faint crackling recording of the wind.
A Martian breeze is audible for 10 seconds into the 60-second recording. The first audio file includes noise from the rover, the second one filters out that noise. It a major milestone in the space industry as the short audio clip is the first audio recording from another planet.
The Perseverance rover carries two microphones onboard. NASA is building a "Martian playlist", collected on the website, Sounds of Mars. "Stay tuned," says NASA. "We may soon hear the sounds of another world."
NASA has released the audio after a few days of landing. According to the space agency, the microphone did not work during the landing, it did record the Martian breeze blowing over the rover once it was on the surface.
Apart from the video, NASA has also released a Hight-quality video of the rover landing. The high-definition video clip, lasting three minutes and 25 seconds, shows the deployment of a red-and-white parachute with a 70.5-foot-wide (21.5-meter-wide) canopy.
According to NASA, the camera system covers the entirety of the descent process, showing some of the rover’s intense ride to Mars’ Jezero Crater. The footage from high-definition cameras aboard the spacecraft starts 7 miles (11 kilometers) above the surface, showing the supersonic deployment of the most massive parachute ever sent to another world, and ends with the rover’s touchdown in the crater.
"For those who wonder how you land on Mars – or why it is so difficult – or how cool it would be to do so – you need to look no further,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “Perseverance is just getting started, and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history. It reinforces the remarkable level of engineering and precision that is required to build and fly a vehicle to the Red Planet.”