Skip to comments.Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor
Posted on 04/23/2019 9:16:37 PM PDT by amorphous
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars.
On April 6, NASA's InSight lander sensed its first confirmed marsquake, a phenomenon scientists suspected, but couldn't confirm, occurred on the neighboring planet. Measuring the Martian equivalent of earthquakes, seismic waves traveling through the interior of the planet, was among the lander's key science goals.
"We've been waiting months for our first marsquake," Philippe Lognonné, the principal investigator for the seismometer instrument, said in a statement released by the French space agency, which runs the instrument with the national research center. "It's so exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active."
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Could be an earthquake.
Could be Martian sandworms...
Hear NASA recording of first-ever likely marsquake.....
Nice work. TY!
Could be Martian sandworms...;)
April 23 (UPI) -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked San Julian on the Philippines island of Eastern Samar Tuesday, a day after an earthquake hit the Asian nation's largest Luzon island, killing at least 11 people.
Seismic activity on Mars. Whodathunk?
Who is more trustworthy, NASA or the Clinton’s?
Mars does have the largest volcano in the solar system. Must still be some magma below the surface and lingering tectonic activity?
It's the Wabash Cannonball.
And thought to be long dormant as well. That whole set of volcanos on the Tharsis plateau is believed to be the result of the asteroid that created the Hellas basin on the other side of the planet. 2nd largest impact crater in the solar system I think.
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