Perseverance Rover Captures First-Ever Sound of Mars “Dust Devil” Written 14 December 2022


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The Washington Post reports that scientists have recorded the sound of a “dust devil” as it made “a direct hit” on NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, “peppering the spacecraft with dust and whispering into a microphone that the team had smartly included in their package of instruments. The trove of data coming from the encounter has thrilled scientists, who are keenly aware of the outsize influence Martian dust has on the planet’s climate.”
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