Listen to data from the seismometer on NASA’s InSight spacecraft of vibrations caused by Martian wind moving over the lander’s solar panels. In this version, the data have been processed to raise the frequencies by two octaves to make them more audible.
Both the processed and unprocessed audio are available for download at nasa.gov/sounds.
JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. I
nSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. France’s national space agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), leads the consortium that provided SEIS. The principal investigator for SEIS is Philippe Lognonné of the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, or IPGP). Imperial College London and Oxford University made the short-period sensors.
For more information on the InSight mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/insight
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CNES/UKSA/Imperial College London/Oxford/ETH