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  • Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor

    04/23/2019 9:16:37 PM PDT · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Space.Com ^ | 23 April 2019 | Meghan Bartels
    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...