Call from Mars

decide which sound we will broadcast from Mars to Earth

In March 2023 the first European planetary rover will land on Mars as part of the ExoMars mission. The rover's landing platform will carry 11 sound recordings (selected in this project) in the memory of a Czech scientific instrument. The sound recording that receives the most votes before the ExoMars probe lands on Mars will be transmitted back to Earth.

Sound recording detail

La Steaua - Mihai Eminescu

Author: Stan Camelia
Country: Romania
Number of votes: 0
A poem by the great Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu, which must be heard throughout the Universe.
Words of the recording
To the star. So far it is athwart the blue To where yon star appears, That for its light to reach our view Has needed thousand years. Maybe those ages gone it shed Its glow, then languished in the skies, Yet only now its rays have sped Their journey to our eyes. The icon of the star that died Slowly the vault ascended; Time was ere it could first be spied, We see now what is ended. So is it when our love's aspire Is hid beneath night's bowl, The gleam of its extinguished fire Enkindles yet our soul.

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