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NASA’s InSight lander recorded the largest Martian earthquake to date

Any Martian there should learn ducks and covers.

On May 4, the red planet was shaken by a magnitude 5 earthquake. The largest Mars ever detectedReported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The tremor lasted for more than 6 hours, releasing more than 10 times more energy than previous record-holding earthquakes.

Since then, the US Space Agency Insight Lander has been studying the deep interior of Mars. Landing on Earth in 2018 ((((SN: 11/26/18), Recorded the event. The quake probably occurred near the Cerberus Fossil Zone, more than 1,000 kilometers from the lander.

The Cerberus Fossil Zone is known for its fracture surface and frequent rockfalls. Geophysicist Philippe Lognonné, a senior researcher in seismic experiments on internal structures, InSight’s seismographs, makes sense for the ground to move there. “It’s an ancient volcanic bulge.”

Mars reveals information about the internal structure of our planet, just as an earthquake reveals information about the internal structure of our planet. Examine what is below the surface of Mars ((((SN: 7/22/21). And much can be learned from studying the Wapper of this earthquake, says Lognonné of the Institut de Physique du Globede Paris. “The signal is so good that we can work on it in detail.”

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nasa-insight-lander-mars-marsquake NASA’s InSight lander recorded the largest Martian earthquake to date

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