1 Proteus 1 week ago The miscellaneous rumble we didn't hear - and can only imagine - was NASA's showroom-fresh latest model robot Perseverance breaking the wind of Mars' atmosphere.But - along with Persey's higher-resolution cameras, little helicopter buddy, and other tools of exploration, the little feller can record audio.In general, I'm opposed to excitement, but I'm pretty excited nonetheless to hear what Mars sounds like. My guess is that it's quiet, except for the wind. (And let's hope Persey's handlers thought to include a wind filter on the microphone - or phones, please let me hear Mars in stereo!)But we might be surprised. I'd like to be surprised.Anyway...hip hip hooray for smart, diligent, and dedicated people on planet Earth. I'm always grateful to live here - seems like a pretty good planet - and sometimes I'm proud too.