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  1. #151
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    "A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission"

    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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  2. #152
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    May 2012

    NASA's InSight lander is revealing Mars to be far more shaky than we thought

  3. #153
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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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  4. 2020-Feb-27, 06:29 PM

  5. #154
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    The Space Coast
    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.

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

    Perhaps merge this into the existing InSight thread?

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