The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission documented a series of profound sounds on Mars. The mission, which landed on November 2018, placed the stationary probe’s seismometer to listen to the red planet’s quakes. It has detected more than 100 events since April. According to the researchers, 21 of them are possible marsquakes and a sound of wind. Seismic movements can form an illustration of the internal part of a planet and how it was structured, which is one of the aspirations of the mission.

The crust of Mars’ surface is disparate from the Earth’s because it does not have tectonic plates that generate quakes, rather caused by cooling and shrinkage, which form fissures on its crust. InSight’s arm makes friction and produces fascinating sounds like whistling and “dinks and donks”, a nightfall sound due to heat loss. “It’s been exciting, especially in the beginning, hearing the first vibrations from the lander,” said Constantinos Charalambous, an InSight science team member at Imperial College London. He also announced that we can depict everything on Mars as InSight sits on the open landscape.