From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published October 13, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Sounds on Mars

What would it sound like if we played music on Mars?

Jerry Kay spoke to Dr. Paul Doherty, a physicist at the Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences:

Sounds on the Red Planet

Doherty explained that the Martian atmosphere is only about 1% as thick as that on Earth, so you'd have to wear earplugs, to reduce the sound coming into your ears to 1%.

Gravity on Mars is only about one-third that of Earth. You could jump high and carry heavy weights, but walking and running would be less easy -- you'd have to hop!


Also on EarthNews Radio, Jerry Kay brought you the second Sky Tour, with guide Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences. The Sky Tour is available as a podcast download, so that you can bring your iPod or MP3 player with you to view and recognize what you see in the fall night sky.

You can link to the podcast here: ENN Sky Tour

EarthNews Radio is now available as a podcast. Here is the link:

Check out EarthNews Radio's home here at ENN often. Jerry Kay interviews environmentalists and scientists on a variety of topics packed with fascinating information. You can find them at ENN Radio Network.

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