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Mars rover sends back sounds of driving – The West Australian

The Perseverance rover has sent back the grinding, clanging sound of driving on Mars, the first time such noises have been heard.

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NASA’s newest Mars rover has sent back the first-ever sounds of driving on the red planet – a grinding, clanking, banging affair that by earth standards would be pretty worrisome.
The noises made by Perseverance’s six metal wheels and suspension on the first test drive two weeks ago are part of a 16-minute raw audio feed released on Wednesday by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“If I heard these sounds driving my car, I’d pull over and call for a tow,” Dave Gruel, an engineer on…

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