The InSight lander of the US space agency NASA has detected impact sounds from 4 space rocks that crashed on Mars in the years 2020 and 2021. Data from the InSight lander shows vibrations and sounds of four different meteors hitting the surface of the Red Planet. This is the first such recording on any other planet and the first time that seismic and acoustic waves due to an impact on Mars have been detected.
Related to this paper in Nature Geoscience publish Has happened. The area of Mars that has been talked about in this is called Elysium Planitia. The four space rocks that collided with Mars were meteorites. One of these meteorites entered the Martian atmosphere on 5 September 2021. It exploded into at least three pieces as soon as it entered the Martian atmosphere. Each of which made a pit.
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took off to confirm the location where the meteorite fell. After the location was detected, the orbiter team used the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Camera (HiRISE) to obtain close-up color images of the crater.
All the pits looked beautiful, said Ingrid Duber, a co-author of the paper and of Brown University. After reviewing the earlier data, the scientists confirmed that there were three more such impacts on 27 May 2020, 18 February 2021 and 31 August 2021 as well.
InSight’s seismometer has so far detected more than 1,300 marsquakes on Mars. This instrument of the French space agency is so sensitive that it can detect seismic waves from thousands of miles away. However, the September 5, 2021 event is the first case in which seismic and acoustic waves have been detected.
The sound of a meteorite hitting Mars is generated from data recorded by NASA’s InSight lander and sounds like a ‘bloop’ due to Mars’ peculiar atmospheric effects. The four meteorites that have been confirmed so far have caused small earthquakes of magnitude greater than 2.0 on Mars. These impacts sound can be used to understand the planet Mars. Scientists believe that it is very important to know the impact rate to find out the age of the planet’s surface.