Curiosity's SAM instrument (NASA/JPL-Caltech) Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory MSL “SAM” Instrument Sings Happy Birthday to Curiosity Rover Article written: 5 Aug , 2013 Updated: 23 Dec , 2015 by Nancy Atkinson Singing science instruments. What will they think of next? But actually, it’s more of a hum. Find out more about SAM here. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) By Nancy Atkinson - Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. What’s A Kilonova? You’re Looking At It!What is a Meteor Shower? Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover Related posts Sky Pointing Curiosity Captures Breathtaking Vista of Mount Sharp and Crater Rim, Climbs Vera Rubin Seeking Hydrated Martian Minerals See NASA’s Curiosity Rover Simultaneously from Orbit and Red Planet’s Surface Climbing Mount Sharp Opportunity Reaches ‘Perseverance Valley’ Precipice – Ancient Fluid Carved Gully on Mars 2 Responses Zoutsteen from Holland says August 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM a happy shaking to you, may you thrill us all on your humday. Paul Gracey says August 6, 2013 at 2:28 AM Great to see the bemused ingenuity that persists when some computer controlled device can “sing”. Way,,, way back in 1963 I worked with a Navy computer that had magnetic core memory whose vibrations also could be made to “sing” audibly in approximately the same manner, though the entire computational power of that ancient beast had to be brought to bear on the process. It was found to be possible when a memory stress test routine we used could be heard making the same sort of progressively rising series of tones. Thanks for the ‘memories’. Comments are closed.