Scientists have for the first time a quake on Mars observed. The observation was done with the seismometer SEIS, by a team with Véronique Dehant of the Royal Belgian Observatory (ROB). The measurement corresponds to quakes that previously existed on the Moon observed.
‘A weak seismic signal, but yet to be distinguished.’ As described the French ruimtevaartbureau CNES perception that seismometer SEIS, a component of the Us Marslander InSight, on 6 april. The InSight research focuses mainly on the interior of the Red Planet and wild with the SEIS looking to Marsbevingen.
“It is tremendous, a signal that there is still seismic activity on Mars,” said researcher Philippe Lognonné of the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, in a communiqué. “We have spent months on our first Marsbeving been waiting for.’
The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) was on december 19, 2018 and the Marsbodem dropped via a robotic arm of the InSight, on the 26th of november at our neighbour has landed.
Still confirmation is needed
The measurement was done on the 128th Marsdag. According to missieverantwoordelijke Bruce Banerdt at the American ruimtevaartbureau NASA marks the earth quake, the official birth of a new discipline: Marsseismologie’.
The first quake, however, was too weak to be useful information to provide about the interior of the planet. In addition, there is still a confirmation that the registered Marsbeving indeed from the bowels of the planet. Other possibilities are that it is an effect of the wind is, or distracting noise.
Still correspond to multiple characteristics of the measurement with the profile of the quakes on the Moon have been detected, says the CNES. Astronauts of the NASA between 1969 and 1972, thousands of Maanbevingen registered, which showed that our natural satellite is geologically still active.
The last couple of months, three other signals are detected, all weaker than that of 6 april. These measurements occurred on 14 march, 10 april and 11 april. Scientists bend is still about the true nature of the detection.