2 Giant Marsquakes Rock 

The Far Side Of Mars

NASA's Marsquake-Hunting Lander

Has detected its two largest seismic events to date — and on the far side of the planet, no less.

NASA's InSight Lander

Touched down on Mars in November 2018 carrying the most sensitive seismometer ever designed. 

Since The Mission's Arrival

It has detected countless events dubbed marsquakes, using the signals to map the planet's interior. But the two newly announced quakes were something special,

Anna Horleston, A Seismologist 

"Not only are they the largest and most distant events by a considerable margin, [the event dubbed] S1000a has a spectrum and duration unlike any other event previously observed,"

The First Seismic Event Called S0976a

Was of magnitude 4.2, occurred on Aug. 25, 2021 and originated in the Valles Marineris, a vast network of canyons that extends 2,500 miles

The Valles Marineris Is What Scientists

Call a graben system, a valley with distinct fault blocks that are relatively lower than the blocks on either side of them;

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