More audio from Mars!

NASA’s Perseverance rover is equipped with a special microphone that can pick up sounds of Mars. The atmosphere is extremely thin, but it’s still enough to transmit sound waves.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a raw 16-minute recording of Perseverance rolling on the Martian surface. What we hear is mostly the rover’s six metal wheels and its suspension. Here are some highlights. More details here.

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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