Environment & Science

Much like earthquakes, marsquakes can teach us about the interior of the planet

InSight's seismometer measures mars quakes from beneath a wind and thermal shield.
InSight's seismometer measures mars quakes from beneath a wind and thermal shield.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

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By analyzing how waves created by marsquakes travel through the interior of the red planet, scientists hope to better understand how it was created. That's what the InSight spacecraft was hoping for when the first-ever witnessed quake struck earlier this month.