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Initial results from the InSight mission on Mars

Banerdt, B. and Smrekar, S. and Banfield, D. and Giardini, D. and Golombek, M. and Johnson, Catherine L. and Lognonne, A.P. and Spiga, A. and Spohn, Tilman and Perrin, C. and Stähler, S. and Antonangeli, D. and Asmar, Sami and Beghein, C. and Bowles, Neil and Bozdag, E. and Chi, P. J. and Christensen, U. and Clinton, J. and Collins, G. and Daubar, Ingrid and Dehant, V and Drilleau, M. and Fillingim, Matthew and Folkner, W. and Garcia, R. and Garvin, J. and Grant, John and Grott, Matthias and Grygorczuk, J and Hudson, T.L. and Irving, J. C. E. and Kargl, G. and Kawamura, T. and Kedar, S. and King, S. and Knapmeyer-Endrun, B. and Knapmeyer, Martin and Lemmon, M. and Lorenz, R. D. and Maki, J. and Margerin, L. and McLennan, S M and Michaut, Chloe and Mimoun, D. and Mittelholz, Anna and Mocquet, A. and Morgan, P. and Mueller, N.T. and Murdoch, N. and Nagihara, S. and Newman, P. and Nimmo, Francis and Panning, M. and Pike, W.T. and Plesa, Ana-Catalina and Rodriguez, S. and Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. -A. and Russel, C.T. and Schmerr, N. and Siegler, M.A. and Stanley, S. and Stutzmann, Éléonore and Teanby, N. and Tromp, J. and van Driel, M and Warner, N. and Weber, R. and Wieczorek, M. (2020) Initial results from the InSight mission on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 13, pp. 183-189. Nature Publishing Group. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-020-0544-y ISSN 1752-0894

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Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-020-0544-y


NASA’s InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission landed in Elysium Planitia on Mars on 26 November 2018. It aims to determine the interior structure, composition and thermal state of Mars, as well as constrain present-day seismicity and impact cratering rates. Such information is key to understanding the differentiation and subsequent thermal evolution of Mars, and thus the forces that shape the planet’s surface geology and volatile processes. Here we report an overview of the first ten months of eophysical observations by InSight. As of 30 September 2019, 174 seismic events have been recorded by the lander’s seismometer, including over 20 events of moment magnitude Mw = 3–4. The detections thus far are consistent with tectonic origins, with no impact-induced seismicity yet observed, and indicate a seismically active planet. An assessment of these detections suggests that the frequency of global seismic events below approximately Mw = 3 is similar to that of terrestrial intraplate seismic activity, but there are fewer larger quakes; no quakes exceeding Mw = 4 have been observed. The lander’s other instruments—two cameras, atmospheric pressure, temperature and wind sensors, a magnetometer and a radiometer—have yielded much more than the intended supporting data for seismometer noise characterization: magnetic field measurements indicate a local magnetic field that is ten-times stronger than orbital estimates and meteorological measurements reveal a more dynamic atmosphere than expected, hosting baroclinic and gravity waves and convective vortices. With the mission due to last for an entire Martian year or longer, these results will be built on by further measurements by the InSight lander.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Initial results from the InSight mission on Mars
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Banerdt, B.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USAUNSPECIFIED
Smrekar, S.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, PasadenaUNSPECIFIED
Banfield, D.Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Giardini, D.Institute of Geophysics/Swiss Seismological Service, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETHZ), Honggerberg, CH-3093 Zurich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Golombek, M.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1928-2293
Johnson, Catherine L.Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4UNSPECIFIED
Lognonne, A.P.Institut de Physique du Globe de ParisUNSPECIFIED
Spiga, A.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD/IPSL), Sorbonne Université, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, École Polytechnique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France; Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, Francehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6776-6268
Spohn, TilmanTilman.Spohn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Perrin, C.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris VII–Denis Diderot University, CNRS, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Stähler, S.Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Asmar, SamiJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States.UNSPECIFIED
Bowles, NeilUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PU, UKUNSPECIFIED
Bozdag, E.Géoazur, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Chi, P. J.Earth Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Clinton, J.Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, Zürich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Collins, G.Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UKUNSPECIFIED
Daubar, IngridJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USAUNSPECIFIED
Dehant, VRoyal Observatory of Belgium, 3 avenue Circulaire, B1180 Brussels, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Drilleau, M.institut de physique du globe, paris, franceUNSPECIFIED
Fillingim, MatthewSpace Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720UNSPECIFIED
Folkner, W.JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Garcia, R.Laboratoire de Dynamique Terrestre et Planetaire, Univ. de Toulouse, Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Grott, MatthiasMatthias.Grott (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grygorczuk, Jjurekgry (at) cbk.waw.plUNSPECIFIED
Hudson, T.L.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USAUNSPECIFIED
Kargl, G.space research institute, austrian academy of sciences, graz, austriaUNSPECIFIED
Kawamura, T.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Kedar, S.jet propulsion laboratory, pasadena, ca, usaUNSPECIFIED
King, S.Virginia TechUNSPECIFIED
Knapmeyer-Endrun, B.Seismological Observatory Bensberg, University of Cologne, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Knapmeyer, MartinMartin.Knapmeyer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-2514
Lemmon, M.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lorenz, R. D.Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD 20723, USAUNSPECIFIED
Maki, J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Margerin, L.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUNSPECIFIED
McLennan, S MDepartment of Geosciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100, USA.UNSPECIFIED
Michaut, ChloeUniversité Paris Diderot, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France; Université de Lyon, Laboratoire de Géologie, Terre, Planète, Environnement, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, Francehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2578-0117
Mimoun, D.Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Mittelholz, AnnaDepartment of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4UNSPECIFIED
Mocquet, A.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, UMR 6112, Université de Nantes, Nantes Atlantique Universités, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Morgan, P.Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mueller, N.T.nils.mueller (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9229-8921
Murdoch, N.ISEA-SUPERO, Université de ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Nagihara, S.Texas Tech Univ.UNSPECIFIED
Newman, P.Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, Greenbelt, USAUNSPECIFIED
Nimmo, FrancisUC, Santa Cruz, CAUNSPECIFIED
Panning, M.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, PasadenaUSAUNSPECIFIED
Pike, W.T.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UKUNSPECIFIED
Plesa, Ana-CatalinaAna.Plesa (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3366-7621
Rodriguez, S.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez-Manfredi, J. -A.Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Russel, C.T.UCLA,Institute of Geophysics,Los Angeles,USAUNSPECIFIED
Schmerr, N.Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, USAUNSPECIFIED
Siegler, M.A.southern methodist university (dallas, tx, 75275-0100).UNSPECIFIED
Stanley, S.Johns Hopkins University, Earth & Planetary SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Stutzmann, ÉléonoreInstitut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Teanby, N.School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UKUNSPECIFIED
Tromp, J.princeton universityUNSPECIFIED
van Driel, MInstitute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Warner, N.jet propulsion laboratory, california institute of technology, pasadena ca 91109, usaUNSPECIFIED
Weber, R.Marshall Space Flight CenterUNSPECIFIED
Wieczorek, M.Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Laboratoire LagrangeUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Nature Geoscience
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1038/s41561-020-0544-y
Page Range:pp. 183-189
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Keywords:InSight Mars Geophysik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):Project InSight HP3
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Deposited By: Grott, Dr.rer.nat. Matthias
Deposited On:10 Mar 2020 07:43
Last Modified:10 Mar 2020 07:43

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