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    "A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission"

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7605

    A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published today reveal a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses.

    Five of the papers were published in Nature. An additional paper in Nature Geoscience details the InSight spacecraft's landing site, a shallow crater nicknamed "Homestead hollow" in a region called Elysium Planitia.

    InSight is the first mission dedicated to looking deep beneath the Martian surface. Among its science tools are a seismometer for detecting quakes, sensors for gauging wind and air pressure, a magnetometer, and a heat flow probe designed to take the planet's temperature.
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    NASA's InSight lander is revealing Mars to be far more shaky than we thought


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Heisler View Post
    Edward Heisler

    First, welcome to CQ.

    Second, just so you know, it is considered good form around here to include a little more info about a link that just the post/thread title. In this particular example, it might have been better just to link the original Business Insider article and quote some small section from it.

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    There's a BBC Science article addressing it. There seems to be a higher incidence of "marsquakes" than anticipated, as detected by InSight's seismometer.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51616830

    Also, the magnetic field at InSight's location is up to 10x stronger than expected from models generated from orbital data:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0224111342.htm


    Perhaps merge this into the existing InSight thread?

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