NASA Mars lander hears the of meteorites

Since 2018, the Mars lander has been searching for seismic and audio waves caused by impacts.

The Mars InSight lander has recorded seismic and acoustic waves caused when four space objects collided with the Red Planet's surface.

The tremors from the hits were detected by InSight's seismometer in 2020 and 2021, marking the first detections of meteoroids hitting Earth.

The meteoroid strikes occurred between 53 and 180 miles (85 and 290 kilometres) from InSight's site in Mars' Elysium Planitia area.

On September 5, 2021, one of the space rocks, the first discovered by scientists, made a stunning and violent appearance, shattering into bits.

At least three fragments collided with the Martian surface, each causing a crater

Initially, the Context Camera captured black-and-white photographs of the regions, displaying dark spots on the Martian surface.

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