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Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2020

Volume 13 Issue 3

Mars insights from InSight

Geophysical and meteorological measurements by NASA’s InSight lander in its first year on Mars reveal a planet that is seismically active and provide information about Mars’s interior, surface and atmospheric workings. The InSight lander acquired this image of the mission’s seismometer on 26 January 2019.

See Banerdt et al.

Image: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. Cover Design: Thomas Phillips.

Editorial

  • Editorial |

    The first marsquakes detected by NASA’s InSight mission mark just the start of seismology on Mars. Both Earth and planetary scientists alike should embrace this new frontier of geophysics.

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    The InSight mission on Mars is currently providing us with the first seismic data from a planetary body other than our own Earth since the 1970s. Past efforts will inform this next chapter in planetary seismology.

    • Yosio Nakamura

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    Geophysical and meteorological measurements by NASA’s InSight lander on Mars reveal a planet that is seismically active and provide information about the interior, surface and atmospheric workings of Mars.

    • W. Bruce Banerdt
    • Suzanne E. Smrekar
    • Mark Wieczorek

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