Martian Wind

Brian G Turner

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Interesting that it sounds like wind on Earth - I presume it's been amplified? Simply that the air pressure on Mars is so thin that even a raging storm will feel like a light breeze - something Andy Weir commented on when talking about things in his novel he got wrong (but allowed for dramatic purposes).
 

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Interesting that it sounds like wind on Earth - I presume it's been amplified? Simply that the air pressure on Mars is so thin that even a raging storm will feel like a light breeze - something Andy Weir commented on when talking about things in his novel he got wrong (but allowed for dramatic purposes).
Yeah, I don't know how amplified the initial sound we hear was - given that, I assume, it wasn't really a microphone that picked it up, but the instrumentation of the seismometer.
 

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Meantime we're just so starting to take the astounding science of getting these amazing constructions to Mars and then landing them as pretty much normal news:

Entry, Descent, and Landing | Landing – NASA's InSight Mars Lander
I know! Given the rate of failure of probes to Mars (It's 40% or so isn't it?) every success should be wildly applauded.

On a relate note, I see that already people have seen 'beings' on the surface next to the lander, from the first photographs.
 

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It's at approximately 2-E, the long thin reflection just to the left of the edge of the copper coloured plate closest to us.

I'd guess it's a distorted reflection of some part of the craft, but others think it's a long metallic humanoid...
 

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It's at approximately 2-E, the long thin reflection just to the left of the edge of the copper coloured plate closest to us.

I'd guess it's a distorted reflection of some part of the craft, but others think it's a long metallic humanoid...
Oh wow! Yes, I've got it. It's (the reflection) of a Martian bishop saying his prayers. Definitely!
 
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