NASA's InSight lander recently detected what is likely its first marsquake
, along with several other seismic signals.
NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake
', an interplanetary first
: NASA's InSight lander detects first vibrations from INSIDE the Red Planet
Scientists are still analyzing to make sure it was not caused by a meteor, but all indications are that it originated deep inside the planet and could be the first recorded marsquake
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake
NASA has announced its Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded a likely marsquake
, a quake on Mars, the space administration said.
For the first time, scientists managed to detect "marsquake
" or move the tectonic plates on Mars, writes phys.org.
Using data collected by the seismometer for the Marsquake
Service mission, scientists from Switzerland's science and technology university ETH Zurich were able to demonstrate what seismic activities on the (https://www.ibtimes.com/scientists-offer-solution-make-mars-human-colony-possible-2807891) Red Planet look and feel like.
NASA's $800 million(https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/) Insight Mars lander had been observing the activity and recorded the "first ever Marsquake
" earlier this year from the interior of the planet.
The first-ever "marsquake
" on planet Mars may have just been detected by scientists.
The InSight has yet to detect any marsquake
, but the microseism shows that the lander's seismometer is working.
The InSight lander touched down on Mars in late November, and deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars to measure "Marsquakes