One Outer Space Thing: What Does Mars Sound Like?

In case you were wondering, there is sound on Mars, and thanks to NASA’s InSight mission we can now hear it.  According to CNN, there are marsquakes (as opposed to Earthquakes) that can be heard when the audio from InSight’s seismometer probe is enhanced.  Yesterday NASA shared some recordings of rumblings captured in May and July.  The May marsquake had a magnitude of 3.7 and the July marsquake registered 3.3 in magnitude.  And to think Americans are cynical about what government can do — thanks to our space program, we can hear what is happening on the cratered surface of the red planet.

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One Cool Thing: Mercury Transiting the Sun in 4K

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One Huge Thing: The Universe — How Big Is It?

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