Is there sound on Mars?

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Offline Atomic-S

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Is there sound on Mars?
« on: 01/10/2015 04:48:54 »
Were you to stand on Mars (your space suit having a good acoustical interface with the environment), what, if anything, would you hear? Is there any natural source of sound? Is the atmosphere even capable of carrying sound we could hear?
 

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Re: Is there sound on Mars?
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2015 09:03:03 »
Atmospheric density is about 1% of what we are used to so sound attenuation would be very high.
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Re: Is there sound on Mars?
« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2015 12:59:51 »
With low air pressure, you lose high frequencies first. Low frequencies remain.

There are plenty of wind gusts on Mars - just see the massive dust storms on Mars (or watch Matt Damon in "The Martian" - although I think they overdo the dust devils a bit...).