Mars Insight probe records massive earthquake

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NASA agency Mars Insight probe Monitoring the largest earthquake ever detected planet.

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When seismic waves pass or reflect off the material in Mars’ crust, mantle, and core, they change.

Scientists It will need further study before its location and nature of source can be determined.

Insight has detected more than 1,313 earthquakes since landing on the Red Planet in November 2018.

NASA She said The largest earthquake ever recorded was Estimated amount 4.2 It was discovered on August 25, 2021.

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A magnitude 5 earthquake is a medium-sized earthquake compared to an earthquake on the Richter scale Landbut it is approaching the limit of what scientists hope to see on the mission.

“Since we Set our earthquakes down In December 2018, we were waiting for the “big earthquake,” Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, said in a statement. “This earthquake is sure to provide a look at the planet like no other. Scientists will analyze this data to learn new things about Mars for years to come.”

JPL is leading the mission.

The probe was sent to Mars using a highly sensitive seismometer – provided by the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) – to study the depths of the planet’s interior.


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