NASA’s InSight lander discovers active faults in Mars’ crust

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NASA’s InSight lander discovers active faults in Mars’ crust

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Artist’s impression of Mars InSight. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Most space missions investigate the surface or atmosphere of a body. But NASA’s InSight probe, which landed on Mars in November 2018, is different – it is the first mission dedicated to studying the interior structure of the planet and whether it gives rise to “marsquakes.” Now the results from its first ten months on the Martian surface have been published in a series of papers in Nature Geoscience and Nature Communications (see an overview here).