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Mars’s newest seismometer needed to separate marsquakes from meteorology. Continuous weather observations to keep it honest are revealing new facets of Mars’s churning atmosphere.

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Fig. 1: The InSight lander on Mars.



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Heavens, N. InSight searches high to see below. Nat. Geosci. 13, 180–181 (2020).

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