Listen: JPL’s Perseverance Rover Records First-Ever Sounds of Mars

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Perseverance Mars rover took this photograph on March 11, 2021. (Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)In addition to thousands of images being sent back to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory by the Perseverance Mars rover, the intrepid robotic explorer has begun providing audio recordings as well, including the sounds of Martian wind and the rover’s scientific laser blasting into a rock to study its composition.Audio: Perseverance records Martian wind and rover sounds Perseverance records Martian wind (rover sounds removed) Perseverance blasts Mars rock with Laser recordings represent the first time a microphone has been successfully deployed on the Red Planet to allow Earthlings to hear the Martian breeze, according to NASA.The sounds come courtesy of instruments atop the rover’s SuperCam instrument, which was built for the rover at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, in collaboration with French scientists, JPL said in a written statement.Research Scientist and Lecturer Naomi Murdoch of the ISAE-SUPAERO aerospace engineering school in Toulouse, France, said the sounds returning from Mars were of “remarkable quality.”“It’s incredible to think that we’re going to do science with the first sounds ever recorded on the surface of Mars,” she said.Scientists were delighted by the performance of the 12-pounds SuperCam, which can perform five different types of geological analysis.“It is amazing to see SuperCam working so well on Mars,” according to SuperCam Principle Investigator Roger Wiends of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. “When we first dreamed up this instrument eight years ago, we worried that we were being way too ambitious. Now it is up there working like a charm.”One of three audio recordings released by JPL was made shortly after landing, according to JPL. It captured the faint sounds of Martian wind, along with internal sounds associated with the rover itself, as the microphone was not yet fully deployed atop its mast.Another recording released by the laboratory contains sounds of Martian wind, with rover noises removed.A third recording contains the sounds of Perseverance blasting a rock with a laser beam to analyze its chemical composition.NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbushen thanked all of the team members around the world who helped make the milestone possible.“SuperCam truly gives our rover eyes to see promising rock samples and ears to hear what it sounds like when the lasers strike them,” he said. “This information will be essential when determining which samples to cache and ultimately return to Earth through our groundbreaking Mars Sample Return Campaign, which will be one of the most ambitious feats ever undertaken by humanity.”While NASA has sent microphones to Mars on two prior occasions, they were not able to send back recordings of the Red Planet.“Unfortunately, one of those missions, the Mars Polar Lander, failed,” according to a NASA statement. “The Phoenix Lander had a microphone on the spacecraft’s descent camera, but that instrument was never turned on.”More information on the Perseverance rover and its mission can be found online at’s Perseverance Rover Takes 1st Drive on MarsJPL’s Perseverance Rover Has Sent Back Nearly 6,400 Photos From MarsJPL’s Perseverance Rover Sends Back 1st High-Definition, 360-Degree Panorama From MarsJPL Releases Video of Perseverance Rover’s Landing on MarsJPL’s Perseverance Rover Returns First Color Images From MarsJPL’s Perseverance Rover Makes Successful Landing on MarsHow the Perseverance Rover Will Search for Evidence of Life on MarsJPL’s Perseverance Mars Rover Scheduled for Landing on ThursdayJPL Readies for ‘Harrowing’ Perseverance Rover Landing in 3 WeeksPlan to Send 2nd Spacecraft to Retrieve Martian Samples Collected by Perseverance Rover Moves AheadJPL’s Perseverance Rover Reaches Midway Point on Trip to MarsJPL’s Perseverance Rover En Route to Mars Following Successful LaunchJPL-Built Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Undergoing Final Preparations for Humanity’s 1st Powered Flight on Another PlanetJPL’s Perseverance Mars Rover Carries Experimental Device to Create Oxygen on the Red PlanetJPL’s Perseverance Mars Rover to Peer Beneath Surface of Red PlanetJPL’s Perseverance Mars Rover to Use X-Rays to Hunt for Ancient Alien Fossils Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Hays teacher heading to NASA next month

first_img Pinterest Hays teacher heading to NASA next month By admin – May 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 1 of 2 Pinterest Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Now it’s tee time in southern DallasNext articleMidland event kicks off today admin Facebook The workshops center on aerospace or space science themes drawn from NASA’s engineering and scientific research programs, the release said.The weeklong institute also includes hands-on activities, field investigations and presentations by NASA scientists and engineers working on various missions, the release said.Webber said about 60 teachers are expected to attend and she’s excited about it. The Ector County Independent School District innovation department sent an email out about the opportunity and Hays STEAM Academy Principal Amy Anderson emailed it to teachers on campus.“I’m a nerdy teacher and science is a passion,” Webber said.Plus, she added that she’s always trying to continue her education and this would give her a chance to show her students what she’s learned and how to apply it to what they’re learning.“They ask us to bring a lesson plan to share. That way, we can get ideas from each other, from all these teachers across the nation and then (focus) on the applications of the science, math and engineering in the real world and outer space,” Webber said.LiftOff is a collaborative effort of the Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA and industry.Getting some real-world experience to bring back to her students is going to be really neat, she said.The goal is even if the students don’t turn out to be a NASA scientist, they can be the teacher that inspires the next one, she said.Webber said she was surprised to be selected.“When I first applied, I thought it was just Texas. Then I started reading the information they sent after I was accepted and realized it was nationwide,” she said.It’s recommended that teachers bring an extra suitcase.She’s also signed up to be certified to work with moon rocks.Chief Innovation Officer Jason Osborne said he was pleased Webber was accepted to the LiftOff Summer Institute and to have her represent the district and community at the Johnson Space Center.“It’s a real honor and we’re excited too to learn from her when she comes back with a lot of new ideas things that the district can use …,” Osborne said.He said he found out about the institute because he’s in a NASA email community so they blast out opportunities sometimes. Osborne said he forwarded it on to the staff.He added that there are many things teachers can get involved in.Osborne said the district will again be involved in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The Texas Space Grant Consortium has agreed to grant ECISD $10,000 toward that program for the coming year.Students from Falcon Early College High School are going to Washington, D.C., at the end of June to present their work in front of scientists from NASA.Osborne said his office also is in the process of creating a professional development for teachers at Tulane University’s medical campus in July to tackle tissue engineering.He said there also is a possibility of sending teachers to the University of Texas at Austin to work with Kate Biberdorf, who was here in April to present “Fun with Chemistry.” Twitter Texas Space Grant Consortiu,Hays STEAM Academy fifth-grade science teacher Amanda Webber is heading to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer for the LiftOff Summer Institute.STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.Selection for LiftOff, which will include teachers from across the nation, is competitive. Set for June 24 through June 29, it is sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium.With a theme of “Reach New Heights, Reveal the Unknown, Benefit all Humankind!,” it will give Webber and her fellow teachers a chance to attend workshops and work with professional scientists and engineers who are working on space exploration, a news release said. Local NewsEducationlast_img read more