Scientists have long taken advantage of seismic events on Earth to learn about the planet’s interior. With a NASA mission known as InSight, they now intend to do the same on Mars. “Looking at the surface of Mars and knowing that it doesn’t have plate tectonics, we do not think it will be as active as Earth,” says Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) seismologist Mark Panning, a co-investigator on the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat ...

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