NASA’s InSight Lander Provides First Ever Sound of Martian Wind

Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The InSight lander touched down ten days ago, and has now provided the first ever sounds of Martian winds on Mars.

The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018.

The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices.

This video provides the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a subwoofer or through headphones. Readings from the air pressure sensor have been sped up by a factor of 100 times to make them audible.

For more about the InSight mission, click here.