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Marslander InSight measures the largest earthquake yet on Mars – IT Pro – .Geeks

NASA reports that Marslander InSight has measured the largest earthquake to date. According to NASA, InSight measured an earthquake of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale.

NASA’s Mars Lander Has earthquake measurement On May 4th. It is the most powerful earthquake that NASA has ever measured on a planet other than Earth. Marslander InSight has measured more than 1,300 earthquakes on Mars. The strongest reading of the May 4th earthquake occurred on August 25 last year. Then an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale occurred.

NASA source: Spectrograph for the May 4 earthquake

NASA hopes to capture an earthquake of this magnitude during the Marslander InSight mission. According to the space agency, the data obtained could provide new insights into the Red Planet.

The Marslander InSight mission It started in 2018. InSight has been sent to Mars for soil research. The planned mission was completed in 2020 and extended until 2022. The question is how long InSight can remain active, as the solar panels that Marslander is equipped with are becoming increasingly covered in dust. So, at some point, InSight will run out of power and shut itself down.

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