France-United States space cooperation - French science instrument on InSight ‘hears’ sound of Martian winds for the first time


Teams at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, have begun checking out InSight on Mars after the excitement and tension of its successful landing on Monday 26 November. These operations have revealed what wind sounds like on Mars—a world first—thanks to recordings by two instruments on the lander, one of them the French SEIS seismometer.


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