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Nasa probe captures first Mars quake

The recorded Tremors seem to come more from the interior of Mars to come from forces on its surface, such as Wind, said the US space Agency Nasa on Tuesday (local time). Researchers from the ETH Zurich, have developed the Seismometer significantly, and the analysis of the data involved, to interpret the vibrations, therefore, as a possible Mars quake, as the ETH announced on Wednesday.

experts speak 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 ". "We have been waiting for months on a Signal like this," 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."

Similarity with the moon quake

Surprisingly to the recorded signals, that Mars quakes seem to resemble more the moon than the earthquake, wrote to the ETH. "So far, we have assumed that the crust of Mars is more similar to the crust of the earth", was Simon Stähler from the ETH quote that is part of the new Mars quake service of the University.

The earth's crust is made of solidified Rock, the moon's crust is, however, due to continuous meteorite over rugged no punches. "The fact that the wave form of the Mars-quakes are similar to the moon quake, gives us the first picture of the Martian crust, the Inside is constructed while we could only look from the outside of it," says Stähler.

With numerous scientific instruments, Insight will explore for at least two years, the Interior of Mars and, in particular, more about the structure and the dynamics of its surface. "Insight" ("Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport") is a 360-kilogram robot that does not roll, but stays in one place. In December, two Sensors of the probe were captured according to Nasa, the sounds of winds on the Red planet. The Insight Mission will cost around € 650 million.


Created: 24.04.2019, 11:48 PM

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