NASA can hear the ‘haunting’ sound of dust devils tearing across Mars with its new $830 million lander — Tech Insider

NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars on November 26. Two instruments on the robot recently recorded the sounds of blowing winds and “felt” tornado-like dust devils tearing across the Martian surface. Scientists and engineers are scouting for a site to drop a device that will start listening for “Mars quakes.” Mars-quake recordings should reveal…

via NASA can hear the ‘haunting’ sound of dust devils tearing across Mars with its new $830 million lander — Tech Insider

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NASA’s new Mars mission just landed — and it could reveal why Earth is habitable but the red planet is not — Tech Insider

NASA just successfully landed its InSight robot on the surface of Mars. InSight won’t move around Mars, but it will be the first mission to take the red planet’s temperature. NASA will also listen for Mars quakes caused by meteorite impacts and tectonic movements. The vibrations could help scientists decipher the interior structure of the…

via NASA’s new Mars mission just landed — and it could reveal why Earth is habitable but the red planet is not — Tech Insider

Watch NASA’s InSight Mars lander touch down live — TechCrunch

The mysteries lying beyond our planet have puzzled and inspired scientists throughout the centuries. But today, the scientific community (and many others) have their eyes on Mars, where NASA’s InSight lander is set to touch down on the red planet. The whole thing is going down at 3pm ET today, and you can follow along…

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