The broadcast images are actually from the Curiosity study and are not fitted with microphones, unlike the diligent rover.
More than 5 million people have watched this video on social media. It was released on February 18, Landing Day of American Rover Perseverance in Mars. With the commentary “Incredible Mars (Run Sound)”, you can see the landscape of Mars from the perspective of a NASA robot.
The planet reveals its reliefs, its rocky land, its red earth and its magnitude with exceptional image quality. Even better, it refers to the spatial sound captured by the video rover. Enough to thrill the ears of the enthusiasts and arouse the curiosity of the red planet lovers. Except that the images did not come from the rover of diligence, and that the sound was not of Mars.
In fact, these images were taken by another robot: the Curiosity probe, which arrived on Mars in 2012. They are from the panorama broadcast by Curiosity in 2019. This color photo is the most detailed on the planet to date, but the diligent robot can send the best quality images. Many Internet users are confused, Especially due to the broadcast of the first films diligently released a few minutes after landing.
In the 25th second of the video, the name “Curiosity” is written on one hand of the robot. Also, diligence has not yet moved since the tire tracks appeared. Finally, the footage, which has been shared millions of times, was released on February 18 at 6:34 am, while the NASA robot was still on its way to the Red Planet.
The only robot diligent equipped with microphones (Created by ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse) This will allow Mars to “hear”. Curiosity study is not fitted with such technology. The sound heard in the video is added to give the illusion that it came from the planet. Therefore, it is necessary to be patient and wait a few days before hearing the first sound of Mars.
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