Since NASA's InSight lander typed on Mars by the end of last year, the abundant small probe over the months spent taking it carefully standing up so that the special seismometer would carefully listen to " "- a neologism for earthquakes that occurred on Mars, rather than Earth, which you probably guessed. Observations of the march will help determine what is happening within Mars, and to what extent it is a geologically active world. We know that Mars has been geologically active in the past; However, it is the highest mountain of any planet in the solar system.
While InSight has not yet seen the magnificent earthquake marshal, a Science Magazine interview with Philippe Lognonné, a planetary seismologist at Paris Diderot University governing the Seismometer Run, declared that the lander's instrument saw Different types of rumbling known as microseisms.
"We believe these signals are waves coming from Mars," says Lognonné.
According to Science Magazine, the new noise is caused by low-frequency pressure from the atmosphere to the atmosphere. On the contrary, on Earth, microseisms are caused by oceans, hurricanes and increases. Researchers working at InSight hope to hear a real earthquake within a month.
In addition to seismometers, NASA's InSight relies on Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instruments, which sinks nearly 1
"The team has decided to pause the march for today to allow the situation to study thoroughly and to develop strategies for overcoming the obstacle," the DLR's HP3 Principal Investigator Tilman Spohn wrote in a blog post.
Other InSight instruments provide human scientists with data data. In fact, since mid-February, InSight has released weather reports from Mars.
"It gives you the feeling of visiting a foreigner," says Don Banfield of Cornell University, who led the weather science of InSight, in a statement. "Mars is familiar with atmospheric phenomena that are somewhat different than those on Earth."
In particular, the Auxiliary Payload Subsystem (APSS) enables InSight to provide more frequent weather information than any previous Mars mission.
"APSS will help us to filter the noise environment in seismic data and find out if we see violence and when we are not," Banfield says. "With ongoing operations, we will also see more detailed weather view than most missions on the surface, which often collect data over and over throughout the sol."
Finally, InSight's science can contribute to the overall picture of the history of the solar system, and how Mars, Earth and other planets have developed and developed.
"InSight is a student in Mars and teaches us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later on Mars," says NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement. "The best of NASA is coming, and it will come as soon as possible."