Listen to the first audio recording of Mars (and see new video of the Perseverance rover landing)

Originally published at: Listen to the first audio recording of Mars (and see new video of the Perseverance rover landing) | Boing Boing

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I have never been so excited to hear a gust of wind. :slight_smile:

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That video footage is amazing. I was spellbound watching it. Mars. Awesome!

p.s. Thanks for yet more distractions from work, BoingBoing (See Sgt Peppers photo collage story).

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Part of me was hoping to see a tiny little puff of dust as the heat shield hit the ground.

I also heard the Wile E. Coyote falling sound effect in my head as I watched the heat shield drops below the lander.

Edit to add:

Context: See Wile E. Coyte. Source: Youtube clip of the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies Road Runner cartoon c11952-86, posted by Frogger2767 on 2011 04 02.

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Needs more “Ulla ulla ulla ulla”; but really cool none the less. The sounds of Mars :dizzy_face: :heart_eyes:

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Was my exact thought when I was nervous and gassy on my first date. I bet others have had that experience.

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My experience with Kerbal Space Program is never that smooth

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I listened three times, but no Dark Side of the Moon? Dang…

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Hold for Room Tone

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Just a spellbinding view. Really interesting to see the change in behaviour as the lander moved from parachute to rocket-powered-descent!

Also, pretty crazy that the purpose of the skycrane was to create less dust and damage to the landing zone. That’s still an awful lot of dust!

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my husband says, “it sounds like Nevada.” lol

anyone decode the message in the pattern on the parachute yet? they basically said there is one…

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Check out this 4K 360 degree video they just released, you can pan all the way around and look at the rover.

might have to get the vr helmet out…

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Where’s that edgelord who was all Look! More black and white photos of rocks! in the first thread?

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What a relief to know I wasn’t the only one…

I saw John Glenn and Alan Shepard, I saw the moon landing, I’ve seen us go to comets and asteroids, and I’ve seen rovers landing on Mars. Not bad for one life.

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