The sound of Mars has been recorded for the first time with NASA releasing an audio clip of wind on the Red Planet.
The NASA InSight lander, which is supported by the UK Space Agency, has detected a low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind.
These sounds were picked by an ultra-sensitive seismometer, developed in the UK, and an air pressure sensor sitting on the lander’s deck.
Both the ultra-sensitive seismometer and an air pressure sensor recorded the Martian wind in different ways.
The seismometer recorded vibrations as the wind moved over the lander’s solar panels, each of which is more than 2 metres in diameter and sticks out from the sides of the lander like a giant pair of ears.
The air pressure sensor recorded the vibrations directly from changes in the air.