Mars Technica

What does a Martian dust devil sound like?

Episode Summary

When a dust devil — nearly 400 feet tall — passed directly over the Perseverance rover on Mars, a team of researchers on Earth recorded its sound. This eerie whooshing was captured for the first time ever thanks to the microphone on the SuperCam instrument developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Episode Notes

Mars Technica is produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cover art by Joey Montoya. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA.