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NASA InSight Lander Detects 'Monster Quake' on Mars - CNET

12 days ago   |   By CNET

It's the biggest quake ever detected on another planet.
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NASA's InSight lander detects largest ‘marsquake' yet on Red Planet

NASA's InSight lander detects largest ‘marsquake' yet on Red Planet

12 days ago   |   By The Verge

NASA's beleaguered InSight lander on Mars has detected a magnitude 5 “marsquake” - the largest one the spacecraft has felt yet since landing on the planet in November of 2018. It's a major moment that comes during a fraught time for InSight, as the spacecraft's solar panels continue to gather dust that will eventually bring an end to the vehicle's life on Mars.
InSight's mission on the Red Planet has been to probe the interior of Mars , primarily by sensing for tremors from the surface. Unlike quakes here on Earth, which are typically caused by shifting tectonic plates, “marsquakes” are...
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NASA's InSight records monster quake on Mars

13 days ago   |   By Phys.org

NASA's InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet: an estimated magnitude 5 temblor that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This adds to the catalog of more than 1,313 quakes InSight has detected since landing on Mars in November 2018. The largest previously recorded quake was an estimated magnitude 4.2 detected Aug. 25, 2021.
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