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ask! A helicopter sounds on Mars

ask! A helicopter sounds on Mars

Photo shows Mars helicopter “ingenuity” on the red planet. dpa / NASA

After the fifth flight, the Mars helicopter “intelligently” landed on the planet 130 meters south again as planned. During the voyage, the mini helicopter reached an altitude of about ten meters, NASA announced Friday (local time). In the new location, “ingenuity” (in German, for example: ingenuity) will perform new tasks over the next few weeks, such as providing aerial recordings of areas where a rover cannot penetrate or creating three-dimensional images from a height. NASA has announced that these discoveries could help explore Mars and other space objects from the air in the future.

The spacecraft’s first audio recordings from another spacecraft on Mars

NASA on Friday also released the first audio recording of the Mars helicopter flight. The rover “Perseverance”, which landed on Mars in a mini-helicopter in February, recorded one of its microphones on the fourth flight of “Intelligence” at the end of April. This is the first audio recording from a spacecraft on Mars and the first audio recording made by a spacecraft on another planet.

You can hear the marshallicopter in this video released by NASA.

NASA

However, the “diligence” of recording the helicopter from a distance of 80 meters and the thin Martian atmosphere and wind drenched the air noises. But even the smallest that can be heard is a “good surprise” and “a gold mine to understand more about the Martian atmosphere,” said scientist David Mimoun.

On April 19, “Intelligence” took off for the first time, the first aircraft to fly to another planet. The mini-helicopter was set up by NASA rover “Perseverance” (approximately: reliance power) in late February – after 203 days of flight and 472 million kilometers of travel – with a dangerous maneuver on dry Mars Lake. “Jessro Groove”.

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The approximate $ 2.5 billion (approximately 2 2.2 billion) rover took eight years to grow and build. He must search for traces of previous microbial life on Mars and study the planet’s climate and geography. On April 30, the US space agency announced that more “intelligence” would be stationed on Mars than previously planned. Originally planned for about 30 days, this work was initially extended to 30 days.