Determining the interior of Mars

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:01 in Astronomy & Space

NASA's InSight mission provides data from the surface of Mars. Its seismometer, equipped with electronics not only records marsquakes, but unexpectedly reacts to solar eclipses as well. When the Martian moon, Phobos moves directly in front of the sun, the instrument tips slightly to one side. This miniscule effect could aid researchers in determining the planet's interior.

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