NASA’s diligent rover hears the sounds of Mars | Space
For the past two decades, Dr. Roger Vince, a professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the College of Science at the University of Purdue and an expert in Mars robotics technology, has been developing instruments that give humans the eye and nose. Tuesday – Now he’s helping to add ears.
Dr. to the team that developed the super game on NASA’s Perseverance Rover. Led by Vince, it was designed to tap the rocks and create the microphone that sends the first sounds of the Red Planet to Earth.
“When I was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, I began to look around to see if there were any energy technology technologies that could and could be applied to planetary science, where Curiosity’s ChemCom, then Perseverance Super Game, came from,” Dr. Vince said.
SuperCam is capable of smashing rocks at a distance of 30 feet (9.14 meters), which would be helpful as it could not be reached that far by Perseverance hand. Once the job is done, the super game collects the light generated in a brief flash, then analyzes the rocks to learn more, and finally uncovers the geological secrets of Mars.
“When we jab these rocks, many laser shots are fired at the rock in the same places, so we can learn more about their hardness and composition by listening to the change in sound,” Dr. Vince said. “We can hear the helicopter engine, which is something we did not expect, and can measure speed and direction by listening to the wind, as well as measure the size and speed of dust demons. We can ask. In the same way that you monitor the rover’s own sounds and health and safety, you measure the well-being of your car by listening to the motor. Things on Earth sound different because the rover’s ears are designed differently than ours and the atmosphere is very different, but we make records every day and learn things. ”
Super game It is a remote-sensing instrument designed to study the mineralogy, chemistry and atomic and molecular composition of samples encountered on Mars. The tool is, in fact, multiple tools in one. A unique feature of SuperCam is that it can retrieve data quickly without the need to adapt the rover or its arm to the desired target, and it constantly teaches us about Mars in every job it takes.
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