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NASA's InSight Detects First Likely 'Quake' on Mars

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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 02:24 PM
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The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such as wind. Scientists still are examining the data to determine the exact cause of the signal.
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One of NASA's InSight lander's missions was to discover and confirm the existence of Marsquakes , on Sol 128 InSight may have discovered its first quake although it remains to be confirmed.

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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 03:09 PM
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Maybe Mars ate some humans and that's the sound of them digesting.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 03:49 PM
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NASA told us Mars was not geologically active.

Now it's saying it is.

Why should we believe them? They obviously don't have a f# clue.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
NASA told us Mars was not geologically active.

Now it's saying it is.

Why should we believe them? They obviously don't have a f# clue.


I think the scientists who work for NASA don't communicate. Or they have a big ole get together once in a pink moon and compare notes and realize they were all wrong about everything.

And then they make a bunch of not very subtle press releases to inform us (the pubic) that they had everything all wrong but they're also really not sure what the correct answer is and they need more money to find it.
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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
Why should we believe them? They obviously don't have a f# clue.

We should believe them because that's how things work, we talk about what we know, but as our knowledge increases we should change what we say according to the new data.

Only idiots keep on saying the same thing after learning more.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
NASA told us Mars was not geologically active.

Now it's saying it is.

Why should we believe them? They obviously don't have a f# clue.


Because your claim that NASA said "Mars is not geologically active" would be an incorrect generalization on your part. Such an incorrect generalization would be on you, not NASA. NASA has been talking for decades now about potential seismic activity on Mars. They know that there are landslides, CO2 geysers, etc.

Here's an article from 15 years ago that used NASA data to study active geology on Mars today and in the recent past:

Mars: a geologically active planet

The interpretation of improved data from current Mars missions, and improvements in our theoretical understanding of the processes at work on the planet, are causing a strong trend towards consideration of Mars as a geologically dynamic planet. Evidence of geologically recent and even what is essentially present-day fluvial activity seems particularly convincing. Although Mars is clearly near the end of its volcanic life, there is a case for Mars not being volcanically extinct, though the chances of seeing an eruption during our lifetimes are not good. The episodic nature of activity on martian volcanoes suggests that they may not be the best places to look for evidence of the long-term survival of biosystems. However, the accumulating evidence that large-scale, long-lived subcryosphere aquifers may be common even today improves the odds that at depths of a few kilometres we might find surviving organisms from earlier, more benign periods of martian history.


Plus, consider that the InSight lander has been in the planning stages since 2010, and those planning stages included seismic equipment in order to collect data on Mars's active geology. If they thought Mars was dead, why would they bother planning a mission that included sending seismometers? If they wanted us to think it was dead (i.e., lie to us) why would they openly tell us that they were planning to send a probe mith seismometers that could look for Marsquakes?






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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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Somebody playing some really loud hip-hop on their flying saucer stereo.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 09:07 PM
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Seeing this news made me all giddy like I bet a lot of scientist were after this discovery.

The way the waves look makes me think about a long dead magma chamber collapsing under ground. Since Mars doesn't have tectonic plates and it's crust might be thicker then ours. It might not show signs on the surface. That's just my thought on it.

All in all, this discovery is awesome.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 10:33 PM
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So marsquakes are not caused by tectonic plate movement like on earth? Marsquakes are just echoes of various events like landslides, CO2 geisers, and residual volcanic activity?



posted on Apr, 26 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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P.S. Where is everybody?



posted on Apr, 26 2019 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
So marsquakes are not caused by tectonic plate movement like on earth? Marsquakes are just echoes of various events like landslides, CO2 geisers, and residual volcanic activity?

Also meteorite impacts.




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