NASA’s Lander Spots Two 3-Magnitude ‘Marsquakes’ in Potentially Seismic Region of Red Planet

The seismologists indicate that unlike quakes on Earth or the moon, the “marsquakes” neither travel directly from the source through the planet, nor scatter, but rather fall in between these two categories.

The InSight lander, launched by the US towards Mars back in May 2018, has detected several significant quakes on the surface of the red planet in March this year, giving NASA new data to study its geosphere and seismic activity. Namely, the scientists received proof backing the hypothesis that Cerberus Fossae, a series of parallel fissures on Mars’ surface created by volcanic activity, is actually seismically active.

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