new Delhi: Earthquakes on Earth and Moon are common but earthquakes keep happening on Mars (Mars) as well. The US Space Agency (NASA) Insight Lander on Mars Mission recently detected two large seismic tremors on Mars. The intensity of these shaking is measured on the Richter scale at 3.3 and 3.1. It is named ‘Marsquake’. According to scientists, Mars is being shaken by earthquakes repeatedly. The Insight lander has experienced at least 500 earthquakes on Mars.
I’m getting ready for one of my next activities: burying the tether that runs out to my seismometer. I’ve done some test scrapes, and soon I’ll start scooping material to begin covering it. pic.twitter.com/ZDJ9GrRup8
– NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) March 4, 2021
500 earthquakes detected on Mars
NASA has detected several earthquakes on Mars in March this year through an inside lander launched on 5 May 2018. From this, NASA has also got new data to study its geography and seismic activity.
In the last several weeks, listening for the heartbeat of Mars has revealed two strong, clear quakes from a region where I’ve felt them before: Cerberus Fossae. These two were magnitude 3.3 and 3.1. So far, I’ve recorded more than 500 marsquakes.
– NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) April 1, 2021
Active Earthquake Zone on Mars
These data of Earthquake on Mars will help scientists in Cerbus fossae. According to this, the shapes formed by volcanic eruptions on the surface of Mars are also active seismic zones. Let us tell you that the Insight Lander has recorded a total of more than 500 earthquake tremors on Mars during its three years of activity.
Two earthquakes in march
Significantly, the Insight lander recorded two tremors of 3.3 Richter scale on 7 March and 3.1 Richter scale earthquake on 18 March. It is very difficult to find earthquake figures on Mars. Actually, winds continue to move at a high speed here. Due to which many times earthquake data fly away.
Many secrets of Mars will open
NASA’s Insight Lander has been successful in recording data on two seismic signals. Dr. Taichi Kawamura, a researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, pointed out another distinguishing feature of the large marsquake recorded through the lander. He said that they resembled earthquakes that travel directly from the source through the surface of the planet.