Thanks to Perseverance, we now know what Mars SOUNDS like.

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.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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