The first meteoroid that has been confirmed broke up into at least three fragments,
each of which left its own crater. Three "bloops," as NASA refers to them,
can be heard in an 11-second audio clip of this incident. Here on Earth,
one of them sounds like noisy metal fluttering in the wind.
According to NASA
the Martian wind's disruptive noise or changes in the atmosphere may have caused
InSight's French-built seismometer to miss meteoroids. There have already been
more than 1,300 marsquakes found by InSight. The strongest this year measured a magnitude 5;
the meteoroid impacts were no stronger than a magnitude 2. French lead author Raphael Garcia
stated in a statement from the Higher Institute of Aeronautics and
Space in Toulouse, "Impacts are the clocks of the solar system."
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