Listen to Curiosity Descend to the Surface of Mars

This is a bit of a cheat but it’s still pretty cool.  All the radio signals transmitted from Curiosity’s descent to the Martian surface have been shifted to frequencies humans can hear–and some 20 minutes’ worth have been compressed down to less than 20 seconds.

Listen here.  And this is what everything looks like from a spectrum point of view.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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