I am most impressed.
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One of the microphones on Perseverance, NASA’s latest and greatest Mars rover, has recorded the sounds of its autonomous helicopter Ingenuity flying on the Red Planet, providing scientists with the first ever audio samples of an aircraft operating on another planet. You can hear the recording in the video below. Make sure to …
That would be Golden Earring's Radar Love, Shirley, followed immediately by Twilight Zone.
Or perhaps the 9 minute live version of Frankenstein featuring both Winter brothers, recorded in Copenhagen(??) in ~1970 before the tune even had a name. Raw. Awesome. Find a copy. Listen to it. Really.
The idea of a little helicopter flying around on Mars is just so utterly charming. I can't help but smile every time I see the videos.
It's lovely to see it take off, then move horizontally, bravely disappearing out of camera range, then waiting patiently - and there it is, back again, to where it started. You almost feel that it's proud of its achievement !
Almost disappointed. I think I would prefer listening to the actual recording.
Don't misunderstand me, this was another awesome video, but I would like to hear what is really happening, not just what NASA wants me to hear.
The untouched audio is reality. This is great, but I prefer reality.
I agree this is adds a new dimension to our experience of Mars.
My concern is that we will only hear the fundamental component of the complex waveform without the harmonics, so it is bound to sound like a sine wave.
What I really want to hear next is the Doppler shift as the helicopter does a close fly-by. Just hope that the resulting sound isn't beyond the limits of the filter.
That's interesting, because the Martian police growlers on their cars are very low pitch and Martian voices are rarely lower pitched than about 100Hz.
I suspect the filtering is due to the embarrassment at being nicked for parking and flying in a slither only zone, so soon after landing.
and its own machinery cranking away as it drives around the Jezero crater
One of the nicest things about all the recent lockdowns, particularly the first one, has been the quiet. I've been able to sit outside in the sun, and listen to the wind in the trees, the birds, the stream, the animals - and minutes pass without any mechanical sounds at all. No cars, lorries, revving motorbikes, airliners, chain-saws, lawn-mowers, strimmers.
So what do we do on this peaceful alien planet? Rev up the engines and rattle the machinery. Next off - sound of Perseverance doing a wheelie and handbrake turns. (Robotarm-brake turns?) The locals will be getting seriously pissed off.
You may do whatever you like ... all I am offering is free advice, which is worth exactly what you pay for it. However, may I remind you that a wise man once said "He who wrestles with a hog must expect to be spattered with filth".
As you were. It's Sunday afternoon, may I recommend pints all around?
He who wrestles with a hog must expect to be spattered with filth
But it's best when they burst! Sadly it is not longer acceptable to bait even the most egregious of them in this way: it's sort of a bloodsport really, and it's right that we no longer do this.
I do miss it though.
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- the earth or globe, considered as a planet.
- (often initial capital letter) a particular division of the earth: the Western world.
- the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world.
- humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must eliminate war and poverty.
- the public generally: The whole world knows it.
- the class of persons devoted to the affairs, interests, or pursuits of this life: The world worships success.
Looks like none of the definitions fit a barren lifeless rock with nothing on it.
"Looks like none of the definitions fit a barren lifeless rock with nothing on it."
We don't know what is on the barren lifeless rock, or if indeed it is barren or lifeless - beneath the surface or was in the past.
Hence the curiosity and perseverance robot probes and all the history making achievements you seem to not care about.
Thankfully there are people wanting to find out and dare to look above their own horizon (literally to another horizon)
I'd hate to alienate you, or otherwise show you something alien to your current education, but the term "alien" doesn't mean "little green (grey, whatever) men, nor does it imply the existence of life. What it means in this context is strange or foreign. Both of which Mars is, at least compared to yer mum's basement.
From the Latin alienus: of or belonging to another, not one's own.
Despite what you may have heard from centuries of fiction, Mars does not have alien life.
Well, it's nice of you to let us all know from your position of no doubt vast (but, somehow, anonymous) wisdom. Perhaps it would have been kinder of you to tell NASA that before they spent a few billion dollars sending a rover there to look for signs of life.
Please don't make the great unwashed masses aware of this recording. I can see the Twatter/Failbok comments now:
"Hurrder, if it makes sounds there must be air! It was done in a recording studio. dah"
"The planet is flat! It can't be real!"
"The Bible says .... "
I will see myself out...
What is the situation regarding duty free purchases while on Mars? I assume that as there is no tax authority or customs & excise there, that any purchases (such as booze or fags) would be supplied tax free. Although perhaps there might be duties to pay when you brought your purchase back to Earth?
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