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NASA's spacecraft recorded evidence for the Mars-quake

can record The space probe "Insight" may be the first indications of an earthquake on Mars. Experts speak of a milestone, NASA is, however, still be careful.

Since November is the NASA probe, "InSight" on Mars, now it has captured, probably for the first time sounds of a quake on the Red planet.

The weak signal is on 6. April and, therefore, at 128. Day of the robot on the planet have been recorded, said the US space Agency. The seismic Instrument of the probe's recorded Tremors seem more likely to come from the interior of Mars than of forces on its surface like the Wind to come.

NASA is still cautious

scientists are employed by NASA, is still studying the exact cause of the signal. Nevertheless, the experts have already spoken of a milestone, confirming the seismic activity of Mars.

"so far, We have collected background noise, but this event officially marks the beginning of a new research field: The earthquake is a client of the Mars!", InSight"-expert Bruce Banerdt said ".

"Insight" is available since November on the moon and to explore the Interior of the planet for two years.


"We have been waiting for months on a Signal like this is so exciting,"" said Philippe Lognonne, an earthquake specialist at the French Institute of physics, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP). "It is so exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active." The seismometers from the French production had been deducted from the "Insight"of the probe in December on the surface of the Red planet - a few weeks after their landing.

"Insight" for two years on Mars

"InSight" will explore a number of scientific instruments for at least two years, the Interior of Mars and, in particular, more about the structure and the dynamics of its surface.

"InSight" is exactly the "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport". It is a 360-kilogram robot that does not roll, but stays in one place. The InSight Mission will cost around € 650 million.

the NASA robot "InSight" on Mars, landed, 26.11.2018 Atlas |USA |Cape Canaveral

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