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Two 'sizeable quakes' are recorded on Mars

Two 'sizeable quakes' are recorded on Mars

Mars isn't dead.

NASA announced on Thursday that its InSight lander, which probes for geological activity on Mars, recently recorded "two strong, clear quakes" in the same region where the lander previously observed two sizeable quakes in 2019. This points to a seismically active area on Mars â€" a place that looks bone-dry and devoid of life on its surface, but might be active below ground.

"The magnitude 3.3 and 3.1 temblors originated in a region called Cerberus Fossae, further supporting the idea that this location is seismically active," wrote NASA. The new quakes happened on March 7 and March 18.  Read more...

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