NASA’s recordings of ‘marsquakes’ let us listen to the martian heartbeat

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Red planet rumbles Thanks to the audio recordings of distant rumblings on Mars released this week by NASA, we finally know what the red planet sounds like. NASA’s InSight lander captured a range of sounds, most tantalisingly the low rumbles of “marsquakes” – seismic ripples rumbling through Mars’...

What next for Mars InSight?

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It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander. From childhood, I’ve loved watching landings and other spacecraft manoeuvres on TV – always feeling a bit of that edge of the seat excitement. But it didn’t prepare me for the...

Touchdown for Nasa InSight robot

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NASA's InSight craft successfully landed on Mars yesterday and sent back a selfie. InSight - which stands for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport - successfully completed its epic 300 million mile journey and gently landed at walking pace on the Red Planet at...