Click, click, click.
On Wednesday, NASA released the first-ever recording of a laser firing on Mars. The recently landed Mars Perserance rover zapped a rock from 10 feet away. In the recording below, you can hear 30 zaps, which sound like clicks as the laser hits the rock.
“These sounds are exactly as you would hear them with your own ears if you were standing on the surface of Mars,” Naomi Murdoch, a rover engineer and researcher at ISAE-SUPAERO (France’s Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space), said at a press conference on Wednesday.