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Mars Lander Captures Haunting Sound of Martian Winds

Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018. The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a…

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Fascinating Video Footage of Daily Life in Paris in the 1890s

In this incredible archival footage taken by the Lumière company, production artist Guy Jones has faithfully speed correct and added sound, giving the high quality footage new life—and making it available for all to see on YouTube. Seen above is a collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. See below for timestamps: 0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896) 0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900) 1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899) 2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897) 3:24 – Passing…

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Unbelievable HQ Video of New York City Life in 1911

Originally filmed by the Swedish company, Svenska Biografteatern, on a trip to America, the footage has been speed corrected (slowed down), with sound added by videographer Guy Jones. I find old footage like this of everyday life absolutely fascinating. If you do as well, be sure to check out our previous post: Rare Video Footage from 1906 Shows the Amazing Bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/hq-video-of-new-york-city-life-in-1911/

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Dropping Ice Down a 90m Borehole in Antarctica Makes a Very Unexpected Sound

Glaciologist and climate scientist, Dr. Peter Neff of the University of Rochester, shared this quirky little clip on Twitter, documenting the unexpected sound made when a chunk of ice is dropped down a 90m (295 ft) long borehole in Antarctica. While this was just a fun experiment after Neff and his team had completed their research, the goal of their expedition was to study ancient ice (up to 800,000 years old) to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth. You can read more about their expedition and findings here…

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