Using a SuperCam camera, NASA’s Tenacity spacecraft sailed another instrument on the surface of Mars, targeting the surface with a laser, among other things, and recording the sound it produced. The US Space Agency announced and published not only detailed recordings of the instrument, but also audio recordings. Among other things, two rocks were photographed by NASA, “Yego” and “Moaz”. Thanks to the audio recordings, not only do we hear the wind on the red planet again, but we also hear the laser being fired 30 times at a stone about three meters away.
Soil laser analysis
to So called SuperCam Mounted on a robotic arm for perseverance and capable of analyzing rocks with laser spectroscopy. This allows analysis of the mineral, chemical, atomic and molecular composition of soil samples. The researchers explained that it is so accurate that a target the size of a pencil tip seven meters away can be examined. They want to find traces of water and clues that can point to past lives. It can also find materials that could be dangerous to future space travelers. SuperCam is an improved successor to the ChemCam onboard Curiosity.
Perseverance landed on Mars on February 18th. The landing was more of a challenge to the engineers than a curiosity, but it took off without a hitch. A video released by NASA a few days later is the first ever recording of a landing on another planet. Another video shows the images the rover used to independently select the exact landing site.
Perseverance is currently being prepared for the next task and various tools are being extensively tested. In addition, the rover has already made its first flight 70 meters away, has taken thousands of photos and prepared the helicopter it brought for its first test flight over the Red Planet. He’s currently where he can get it.