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Mars InSight: mission unveils surprising secrets of red planet's interior – new research

By Jessica Irving, Senior Lecturer in Geophysics, University of Bristol
Anna Horleston, Senior Research Associate in Planetary Seismology, University of Bristol
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We may have walked on the Moon and sent probes across the solar system, but we know very little about what’s going on inside other planets. Now, for the first time, we have been able to view the interior of one, thanks to Nasa’s Mars InSight probe. The probe, which landed in 2018, is equipped with a solar-powered lander bristling with equipment, including a seismometer (a very sensitive vibration detector).

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