Thanks to an LA musician named Jason Mazilis, a hardcore fan of space exploration, a special microphone was included as part of the onboard equipment for NASA’s Perseverance rover. Why? So we could hear Mars.
The first audio transmissions have been received. Listen to the wind on Mars.
And this is cool: There was a hidden message in the probe’s parachute. Very Matt Damon of them. (You must have seen The Martian to get the reference.)