We heard our first marsotryasenie

After landing on Mars in November last year launched a probe InSight first set of meteorological equipment, and then began to check the efficiency of its scientific instruments. After that, NASA lander deployed its assembled French seismometer on the surface of the Red Planet - in December, and brought it into operation - in early February. And he began to listen.

We heard our first marsotryasenie

Finally, 6 April seismometer recorded a faint but distinctive seismic signal. Scientists have concluded that this impetus of land that came precisely from the bowels of the world, and not due to any external factors like wind.

The first sounds of the Martian Earthquake

"We were waiting for our first months marsotryaseniya" says Philippe Lononn, principal investigator for the mission seismometer, which was developed by the French space agency CNES. "It's great to finally get proof that Mars is still seismically active. We look forward to the opportunity to share the detailed results as soon as they study and simulate our data. "

Of course, scientists have studied the earthquake on our own planet for over a hundred years old, listening to them and measuring. In 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin unfurled a seismometer on the moon nearly 50 years ago to examine the internal structure of the Moon. They found an incredibly active geological world.

French scientists with NASA found that marsotryaseniya resemble those that occurred on the Moon.

Mars, I hear you. I've detected some quiet but distinct shaking on #Mars. The faint rumbles appear to have come from the inside of the planet, and are still being studied by my team. Take a listen. ???? https://t.co/GxR1xdRx1F pic.twitter.com/Z8Hn03jigO

- NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) April 23, 2019

"The first reading continue InSight science, which began with the mission" Apollo ", says Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "So far we have collected background noise, but this is the first event officially opens a new area: the Martian seismology."

The earthquake was not strong enough to tell much about the inside of Mars, but they expect the future, a strong earthquake will provide that information.

Meanwhile, NASA and international partners, companies continue to troubleshoot in the probe, and it is in his "moles" - part of the descent module, designed for burying at a depth of five meters and provide additional information about the Martian subsurface. Soon after the "mole" began to hammer themselves into the surface of two months ago, his progress stopped, and scientists are now exploring, stuck or not.

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