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Monday, July 18, 2016

Putting Ears On Mars

We're Finally Sending Ears to Mars

Bob King | July 17, 2016

We all love that feeling of “being there” when it comes to missions to other planets.  Juno’s arrival at Jupiter, New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto and the daily upload of raw images from the Mars Curiosity rover makes each of us an armchair explorer of alien landscapes. But there’s always been something missing. Something essential in shaping our environment — sound.

[Click to Enlarge] (NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch)  Source:

"The microphone selected for the Mars 2020 Mission would be mounted It would be mounted on a tiny tube that protrudes from the warm electronics box, on the bracket that holds the window for the SuperCam instrument. Credit: S. Mauric et. all, 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch. July `5, 2016) and (NASA has finished designing its sensor-packed Mars 2020 rover
The rover has passed a 'key milestone' in its development, the space agency said. July 18, 2016)>

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