The quake was detected by NASA’s InSight spacecraft, which landed on the surface of Mars on November 26, 2018, on a volcanic plain called Elysium Planitia. The record-breaking 5-magnitude earthquake on the mission’s March 1522 day, May 4, 2022 observed.
NASA InSight has already recorded a total of 951 earthquakes, but only three of these had a magnitude greater than 4. On August 25, 2021, the Martian seismometer detected a magnitude of 4.2 and a magnitude of 4.1, and again on September 18, 2021, an earthquake of 4.1.
According to the Hungarian observatory, the current earthquake is also significant because it is
hopefully it sounded the whole planet properly, and many beautiful signs reflected from its inner interfaces were observed. They provide important information about the internal structure of Mars.
NASA Insight can use these seismic waves to scan the planet’s crust and mantle. wrote in their communication.
In the news of the observatory, it was also reminded that a program called Marshings has been launched in Hungary, which will enable students aged 11-18 to get to know the red planet and the quakes better. Related publication available here.
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