The Marsquakes are coming fast and furious.
NASA’s InSight mission is detecting about two quakes per day — and the rate is going up.
These findings were reported on December 12th at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
(I found this next part odd)
Other early findings from the mission include mysterious magnetic pulses that appear around midnight each night beneath the lander. 🤔 “mysterious magnetic pulses that appear around midnight each night”
They also say,
Two of the biggest marsquakes hit in May and in July.
- Oddly enough, July is when we saw an increase in earthquakes here, including the big ones on the West Coast and Canada. But it’s not so odd after all, remember that was the frontside alignment with the brown dwarf system, and it impacts the whole solar system and not just earth. So of course planets would react. -
The rate of quakes has been increasing over time, Banerdt said — from a few sporadically reported after landing to the current pace of two a day. Mission scientists aren’t sure why.
Equally mysterious are the magnetic pulsations that show up every night.
InSight measured them with its magnetometer, and they may be related to something happening in the space environment around Mars.
One idea is that they are created when charged particles from the solar wind slam into Mars’ magnetic field.
Links - ‘Marsquakes’ reveal red planet’s hidden geology https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03796-7
A Modern Manual for Marsquake Monitoring - https://eos.org/features/a-modern-manual-for-marsquake-monitoring
- Laura Wells