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Largest recorded meteorite impact on Mars sheds unexpected details on planet's interior structure

Largest recorded meteorite impact on Mars sheds unexpected details on planet’s interior structure

In December 2021, a meteor impacted the surface of Mars, generating powerful seismic waves on the planet’s surface. It was enough for the InSight mission’s seismometer. The analysis of these seismic waves has made it possible to establish the structure of the Martian crust, for the first time on a large scale. On December 24, …

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