Scientists discover the cause of InSight’s most powerful Marsquake through international collaboration

Scientists from various international space agencies have successfully determined the cause of the largest seismic event ever recorded on Mars, known as a Marsquake. The quake, named S1222a, occurred on May 4, 2022, and was observed by NASA’s InSight Mars lander. After ruling out a meteor impact, the team concluded that the quake was caused by a release of stress within Mars’ crust. The event was five times stronger than any previously observed by InSight.

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is an epic novel by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Paolini. Narrated by Jennifer Hale, a renowned actress and singer, this gripping story of alien invasion comes to life through her outstanding performance. With her masterful range of differentiation, Hale brings each quirky character to life, enhancing the listening experience. The story follows Kira Navárez, who discovers an alien relic during a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet. As war erupts among

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NASA and Partners Conduct Study on Ancient Life in Australia to Enhance Mars Exploration

NASA and Partners Conduct Study on Ancient Life in Australia to Enhance Mars Exploration

NASA, along with international partners, has conducted a field expedition in Australia to study ancient Earth and gain insights into the search for life on Mars. The team visited the Pilbara region in the Western Australian Outback, known for its ancient geological record and home to stromatolites, fossils created by microorganisms that lived billions of years ago. The region’s intact rock record makes it an ideal location for developing techniques to identify signs of life in ancient environments, as the geological formations match those found

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Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going is a thought-provoking and enlightening book by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this follow-up to his acclaimed StarTalk book, Tyson, along with co-author James Trefil, explores the most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. Through dazzling photos, revealing graphics, and paradigm-shifting discoveries,

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Testing the durability of Mars lander legs by engineers

Testing the durability of Mars lander legs by engineers

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California are conducting tests on the legs and footpads of the Sample Retrieval Lander, which will be used to bring rock core samples collected by NASA’s Perseverance rover back to Earth as part of the Mars Sample Return campaign. The lander, weighing up to 5,016 pounds, will be the largest spacecraft ever to land on Mars. The legs are crucial for absorbing the impact of touchdown and ensuring a successful landing.

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Scientists Discover That Mars is Rotating Faster Using InSight Data

Scientists Discover That Mars is Rotating Faster Using InSight Data

Scientists have made an exciting discovery about Mars using data collected by NASA’s InSight Mars lander. Despite losing contact with the lander in December 2022, scientists have continued to analyze the data and have found that Mars’ rotational speed is increasing. The research, led by Sebastien Le Maistre of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, utilized InSight’s Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE) instrument to make precise measurements of Mars’ rotation. The team found that Mars’ rotational speed is accelerating by approximately four milliarcseconds per year squared, resulting in a decrease in the length of the Martian day by a fraction of a millisecond per year. This increase in rotation is believed to be caused by factors such as ice accumulation on the polar ice caps or post-glacial rebound. The RISE instrument also revealed how Mars wobbles due to the movement of its molten metal core. The measurements made by InSight are the most accurate ever taken and have provided valuable insights into the planet’s characteristics. By utilizing radio waves and analyzing the Doppler shift in a signal beamed from Earth to InSight, the scientists were able to determine Mars’ rotational speed. Despite challenges such as small variations in signal frequencies

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Unveiling Vallee's Trinity: A Revealing Insight into a Hidden Gem

Unveiling Vallee’s Trinity: A Revealing Insight into a Hidden Gem

“Trinity: The Best Kept Secret” by Jacques Vallee has been criticized by renowned UFO researcher Kevin Randle for its lack of credibility and poor research. Randle’s thorough analysis exposes the book’s flaws and lack of corroboration. However, Douglas Dean Johnson has stepped in to conduct the research that Vallee should have done, debunking the alleged UFO crash and discrediting Vallee’s work. Johnson’s comprehensive examination of the narrative can be found on his website. The sloppy

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