NASA: Released The First Audio From Mars:
The United States space agency, NASA, released the first audio from Mars on February 22, 2021. It was a faint crackling recording of the wind that was captured by the Perseverance rover.
- NASA has also released the first video of the landing of the rover.
- The rover is on a mission to search if there is any sign of past life on the MARS (RED Planet).
- The rover sent a high-definition video clip of about three minutes and 25 seconds.
- Video shows the deployment of a red-and-white parachute having a 70.5-foot-wide canopy.
- Video further reveals the heat shield is dropping away after protecting Perseverance while it was entering into the MARS’ atmosphere.
- It also reveals that the rover touched-down the MARS surface in a cloud of dust in its Jezero Crater which lies to the north of MARS’ equator.
- NASA had launched the Perseverance rover on July 30, 2020.
- The mission landed on MARS on February 18, 2021. The prime mission is of just over two years however it will remain operational beyond that.
- The Predecessor of the Perseverance, Curiosity, is still functioning that was launched eight years back on Mars.