The Sounds of Mars

This illustration is a still frame from NASA's Experience InSight app ( It shows in blue outline the location of the pressure sensor inlet, tucked inside the Wind and Thermal Shield. The pressure sensor inlet is part of InSight's Auxiliary Payload Sensor Subsystem. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

In the first of our three part Podcast Winter Series were featuring the sounds of Mars. 

In this Winter Series we’ll be bringing you important news updates and talks on topics we think you’ll find interesting. Our regular interviews will resume on January 17th where we’ll discuss Canada’s Arctic with a focus on security and space.

This week we have a news update from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory which features the first ever sounds of Martian winds. The sounds were recorded by NASA’s InSight lander 10 days after it safely landed on the Red planet.

The panelists you’ll hear from are; Bruce Banerdt, InSight Principal Investigator, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Thomas Pike, Short Period Seismometer Science Lead, Imperial College, London; Don Banfield, Auxiliary Payload Sensor Subsystem (APSS) Science Lead, Cornell University; and Lori Glaze, Acting Director of Planetary Science, NASA HQ.

The briefing visuals are available here.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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