After warm-up, the Perseverance rover began its first experiments on the surface of the Red Planet. The first thing he did was shoot several dozen times with a laser at the nearest rocks and recorded sounds using standard equipment.
The rover includes a device called the SuperCam, which uses a laser to tell about the physical structure of the planet’s surface. The device analyzes hardness and many other characteristics that shed light on the geology of Mars.
To satisfy the scientific hunger of millions of Perseverance enthusiasts, the space agency released the sounds of 30 laser shots. According to NASA, the study of sound reflections will allow us to understand the composition of rocks that are beyond the visibility and access of the rover.