NASA’s InSight Maps Mars’ Interior

NASA’s InSight lander detects over 700 marsquakes, and scientists used the data to put together a map of the red planet’s interior layers.

IMAGE: A hardworking seismometer has helped scientists reveal the interior structure of Mars in more detail than ever before. CREDIT: Mary Heinrichs, AGU

Let’s talk about our favorite lander that works despite Mars’ attempts to prevent it from doing so: NASA’s InSight. This can-do lander has managed to insulate its seismometer…



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Beth Johnson

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