On May 4, NASA’s InSight spacecraft, a geological probe on Mars, detected a large earthquake on Mars, measuring 4.7 magnitude. This is something that scientists did not expect. Because the available information is that Mars does not contain a tectonic plate.
A planetary scientist from the University of Oxford in England, who has continued to study this matter. This earthquake is said to be the largest ever recorded on Mars. Even a figure of 4.7 degrees is completely normal by Earth standards. But it is considered very harsh for our planetary neighbour. Scientists therefore suspect that the culprit was a meteorite that struck Mars and caused an earthquake. But the search for the hole reached a dead end. But recently, scientists concluded that this major earthquake was caused by the movement of the planet’s crust. This indicates that faults on Mars can produce large earthquakes.
This analysis represents an important step forward in our understanding of seismic activity on Mars. It brings scientists one step closer to unraveling the processes of the planetary crust. However, InSight will retire in 2022 after working on the red planet for four years, and there is quite a number of work. In particular, 1,319 earthquakes were detected there.
“Reader. Infuriatingly humble coffee enthusiast. Future teen idol. Tv nerd. Explorer. Organizer. Twitter aficionado. Evil music fanatic.”