Since its, NASA’s next-gen Perseverance rover has been delivering A-grade content. We’ve heard the , listened to it and watched .
It’s been fascinating.
Now NASA has given us another drop: a 16-minute sound clip of Perseverance, literally persevering, driving across the surface of Mars.
According to NASA, this is 16 minutes of raw unfiltered audio from Mars itself. You can hear the wheels rattle over the rocky surface, the squeaking of the suspension, alongside a strange scratching noise that NASA things thinks could be “electromagnetic interference from one of the rover’s electronics boxes or interactions between the rover mobility system and the Martian surface.”
Whatever it is, it just adds the haunting ambience. We have sent robots to a far-off planet and these are noises from that planet. Wild.