seismology

Basketball-Sized Meteorites Strike the Surface of Mars Every Day

NASA's InSight Mars Lander faced some challenges during its time on the red planet's surface. Its mole instrument struggled to…

2 weeks ago

Marsquakes Can Help Us Find Water on the Red Planet

Earth is a seismically active planet, and scientists have figured out how to use seismic waves from Earthquakes to probe…

1 month ago

Marsquakes are Caused by Shifting Magma

Before the InSight Lander arrived on Mars, scientists could only estimate what the planet's internal structure might be. Its size,…

2 years ago

InSight Peers Deep Below the Surface on Mars

The InSight lander has been on Mars, gathering data for a thousand days now, working to give us a better…

3 years ago

InSight has Mapped out the Interior of Mars, Revealing the Sizes of its Crust, Mantle, and Core

In a series of newly-published papers, NASA scientists have shown how InSight's seismic data allowed them to measure the structure…

3 years ago

One Full Year of Seismic Data Collected by Mars Insight Includes 500 Quakes

The English vocabulary has some words that only make sense from an Earth-bound perspective.  Earthquake is one of those.  Even…

3 years ago

After a Challenging First Year on Mars, InSight Shows Us that Mars is Seismically Active

The NASA and DLR InSight lander has been on Mars for over a year now. The mission has faced significant…

4 years ago

It’s Snowing Iron Near the Earth’s Core

New research by a team of geophysicists has revealed that "snow" could be a regular feature in Earth's core region.

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 505: Seismology

We’re always interested in the surface features of the planets and moons in the Solar System, but that’s only skin…

6 years ago

Continental Crust

The crust is the top layer of the Earth's Surface. Did you know that there are 2 types, though? One…

15 years ago