Speed of sound is unique on Mars

Photo credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition Using equipment on the Perseverance rover, scientists have discovered the speed of sound is unique on Mars. Sound speed depends on the temperature and medium that it's travelling through, e.g. gas, liquid, or solid.

Humans bring noise to Mars

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Am I surprised to read that NASA’s Mars rover, when it landed on Mars, brought “grinding, clanking, banging” to this planet? The answer is a resounding “No.” After all, having brought noise pollution to planet Earth in huge

Is there sound on Mars?

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (not subject to copyright protection) by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This fascinating article by Kenneth Chang in the New York Times describes Martian winds rattling the solar panels on the recently landed InSight lander. The sounds weren't picked up by a microphone, Chang writes, rather they were captured by


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