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Perseverance rover will arrive at Mars with a bang: How NASA will listen – CNET

The lone seismic station on the red planet will try to capture the phases of the rover’s arrival.

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An illustration of Perseverance during its descent to the Martian surface.
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When NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lands on the surface of the red planet Thursday, it will carry a microphone that will, hopefully, manage to capture the sounds of its descent and touchdown. But that won’t be the only device listening for the rover’s arrival.
The Mars Insight lander is located less than 2,000 miles (about 3,000 kilometers) away from Jezero Crater, where Perseverance is set to land. Unlike the…

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