This is the sound that a meteorite makes when it hits Mars

You do not expect the sound that has been captured by NASA instruments.

As if it were a splash: this is the sound that a meteorite makes when it hits Mars

The InSight Lander of NASA is being revolutionary for the study of the red planet and has now been responsible, according to information published on the website of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for us to know what is the sound which emits a meteorite when it passes through the atmosphere of Mars and hits its surface.

In the past, the lander of the North American space agency has already starring hot newslike that time when it had to be fixed with a shovel or the moment when the largest earthquake ever recorded on another planet was detected.

Craters formed by the impact of the meteorite on Mars

Craters formed by the impact of the meteorite on Mars. POT

A splash that amazes those who expected a gigantic impact on the red planet

As you can hear in the video that we show you below these lines, at the exact point where we have located the timeline, we can hear for the first time what the seismic waves of a meteorite impact on Mars sound like. the lander insight of NASA has captured the seismic waves of four impacts occurred during the years 2020 and 2021, these collisions being the first detected by the seismograph of the lander since it arrived on the red planet, back in 2018, and, in addition, representing the first time that acoustic and seismic waves have been detected on Mars.

A document published in the Nature medium states that the impacts occurred between 85 and 290 kilometers away from the location of the lander, in an area called Elysium Planitia. The first meteorite entered the Martian atmosphere on the day September 5, 2021becoming three rocks who left their fingerprint on the distant planet, as you can see in the image that we have shown you at the beginning of the article.

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Was the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter the one who took the snapshot we were talking about earlier, using the Context Camera with which it is equipped, to find the impact points. Ingrid Dubarco-author of the paper published in Nature and an expert on impacts on Mars, it states that:

After 3 years of InSight waiting for an impact detection, those craters look amazing.

Via data obtained with anteriorityNASA scientists were able to confirm three new hits and resolve the question about the reason for not having previously detected hits. It seems that the wind and the season changes in the Martian atmosphere could have hidden the impactsbut since we already know the seismic signature of a meteorite when it hits the surface of Mars, analysis of existing data could reveal earlier impacts. By the way, these impacts could help reveal the age of the planet in a simple equation: the greater the number of craters, the older the planet in question.

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