The Perseverance rover recorded the sounds of a 118-meter-high dust devil on Mars for the first time
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was able to record the sound of a sand vortex on Mars for the first time. The Perseverance rover helped with the recording.
Here's What We Know
The sounds of the vortex, called the "dust devil," resemble those of a normal vortex on Earth. The recording was made thanks to a fortunate set of circumstances. Perseverance is equipped with a microphone that is activated only eight times a month and only for three minutes.
The recording was made last September. During the passage of the vortex, two instruments of the Martian rover were activated at once. Together with a microphone worked meteorological instrument MEDA.
Scientists from NASA found that the height of the dust vortex was 118 meters, and its diameter was 25 meters. "The dust devil" was moving at a speed of 40 km/h.