NASA increased the pitch of the audio by two octaves for those who couldn't hear the original, and for those listening on a laptop or a phone. The ground had to be as flat as possible and the lander needed a bit of luck to avoid any large rocks that could have hampered its ability to work with its instruments.
That rumbling noise was the vibrations, caused by the wind flowing over InSight's solar panels, which were recorded by the lander's sensitive seismometer. In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes.
The latest release from the InSight team is truly a first, though!
"Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat", said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight principal investigator at Nasa's lab in Pasadena, California.
NASA estimates the winds were blowing slowly at around "5 to 7 meters a second" from the northwest to the southeast of the surface of the planet on December 1. The first is an air pressure sensor inside the lander, which collects "meteorological data".
A week after NASA's Mars InSight Lander successfully landed on the red planet, InSight has sent us audio of Martian wind and a slew of new photos capturing its current working environment. One has been included specifically to record the sound of a Martian landing for the first time.
"To me, the sounds are really unworldly", Banerdt said.
The wind sound can be heard on the video above.
There are more scheduled recordings to come from the surface of Mars.
This is the only time during the mission that the seismometer - called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure, or SEIS - is capable of detecting these sounds. "What you're hearing now should get a lot quieter", Pike said. However NASA promise an even clearer sound of the Red Planet is coming with the Mars 2020 rover that will have two microphones on board. It will also record the sound of the instrument's laser as it zaps different materials, helping to identify the material based on the sound it makes. "It just gives another way of thinking about how far away [we are when] we're getting these signals".