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NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars on November 26, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian wind on the Red Planet, the NASA said.InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5 to 7 metres a second) on December 1, from northwest to southeast, NASA said on Friday. Citing NASA, Xinhua news agency reported the winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat," said Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves." According to NASA, two very sensitive sensors on the spacecraft detected these wind vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deployment by InSight's robotic arm. The two instruments recorded the wind noise in different ways. The air pressure sensor, which will collect meteorological data, recorded these air vibrations directly. The seismometer recorded lander vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels, which are each 7 feet (2.2 metres) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander like a giant pair of ears. This is the only phase of the mission during which the seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), will be capable of detecting vibrations generated directly by the lander, said NASA. In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes. It will detect the lander's movement through the Martian surface, said NASA. SEIS is recording vibrational data that scientists later will be able to use to cancel out noise from the lander when SEIS is on the surface, allowing them to detect better actual marsquakes. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet.SpaceChina launches lunar probe to study moon's far side
China launched a lunar probe on Saturday which is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.SpaceAliens might have visited Earth, but we missed: NASA
Scientists keep on observing if there is traces which could indicate extraterrestrial life in the universe. Recently, an expert from NASA says that aliens may have already visited Earth but we humans missed to notice their arrival.SpaceScientists detect biggest ever black hole collision
In a new development, scientists have detected huge collision between two black holes in a distant galaxy. The gravitational waves from the collision are leading to the formation of a new, huge black hole 80 times larger than our sun.SpaceSpaceX launches Falcon rocket carrying 64 satellites
SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth. Indeed, Elon Musk, the founder of the space agency has set a new record in the US.SpaceAstronomers discover over 100 new exoplanets via Kepler space telescope
An international team of astronomers have discovered more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) -- that revolve around stars other than the Sun -- in only three months, using a combination of ground- and space-based telescopes.SpaceGsat-11, India's heaviest satellite shot to space from Kourou
While the whole country was in deep sleep, Indian scientists lifted off its heaviest and most advanced communication satellite, GSAT-11. The satellite was launched successfully to space from a European spaceport in faraway South America.SpaceNASA Probe predicts, asteroid may hit Earth in 150 years
NASA's Osiris-Rex reached the desired destination and revealed many things. The probe flew on December 3 to within a dozen miles of skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years.SpaceNASA to launch sounding rocket to check Earth's leaky atmosphere
NASA scientists recently came to know that the Earth's atmosphere is leaking into space. To confirm the finding, the space agency is all set to launch a sounding rocket to get a closer look at how the phenomenon is taking place.SpaceNASA Probe to reach Asteroid Bennu on Dec 3.
NASA spacecraft engineered to explore asteroid Bennu is on course to arrive its destination on December 3, the US space agency reports. The spacecraft has been designed to bring small sample from asteroid to Earth.SpaceNASA selects these private companies for upcoming moon mission.
NASA has finally selected nine companies that will compete for billions of dollars in contracts to take small payloads for the agency to the surface of the moon.SpaceISRO GSAT-11, India's heaviest communication satellite to take off on Dec 5
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirms that the country's heaviest communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 will be launched into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on December 5, 2018.SpaceIndia to place 'Chhota Bheem' in sky with a 'sharp eye' on Earth
45th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flight from Sriharikota will place HysIS satellite, also known as 'Chhota Bheem', in the sky with another 30 small co-passenger satellites.SpaceNASA's InSight lands on Mars, sends first pictures
Cheers and applause were seen at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as its unmanned lander – InSight – successfully landed on the surface of Red Planet. Based on the first pictures sent by the spacecraft, it looks to be in good shape so far.SpaceNASA Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet, set to detect 'marsquakes'
After six month journey through space, NASA spacecraft, Mars InSight nears the Red Planet. It is the space agency's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a world closer to Mars.SpaceAstronomers confirm water in atmosphere of planet 179 light years away
In an attempt to search alien life outside the earth, astronomers have detected water in the atmosphere of a planet 179 light years away.SpaceISS celebrates 20 years in space: Interesting facts you should know
The International Space Station (ISS) successfully completes 20 years now since its launch on Russian rocket. For long time the ISS has collected memorable moments in the history of human's journey to space. The space station was launched as a single cargo module but now it has become one of its kinds orbiting the Earth.
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