For those of us who love to eat sweets, the holiday is a kind of eternal happiness with sugary joy, so it is in the spirit of this Christmas age that NASA people have just revealed the image of the inner composition of the red planet , Similar to a three-tier cake.
The data that allows the inspection of the bakery-like makeup under the crust of Mars comes from the space agency’s “Insight Mars” lander, which sends back information about the first geological anatomy of a planet other than Earth to scientists.
The brave probe discovered that Mars is composed of three layers of crust. The crust is composed of different types of rocks stacked on top of each other, like a cosmic birthday cake. These revelations will help astronomers, planetary geologists and aerospace engineers to learn more about the history of the dark origin and evolution of the “Red Planet”
Since it is difficult for the lander to deploy and use its excavated “Moore” probe in the Martian soil, Insight was developed. Fortunately, it used the dome seismograph provided by the French Space Agency Central National Space Research Center to collect relevant information. Details of rock formations. CNES).
By capturing the nature of multiple seismic wave storms, returning home scientists can analyze the thickness of each Martian slice and use these earthquakes to determine the duration and resistance path of seismic waves.
InSight was first launched in May 2018. It is an acronym for internal exploration using seismic survey, geodesy, and heat transfer missions. It is a robotic lander that specializes in the mystery of Martian makeup.
Its main mission objective is to explore the deep interior of neighboring planets. It landed in the Elysium Planitia area near the Martian equator on November 26, 2018, and continued to monitor and collate data to help us understand the formation of rocky planets in the inner solar system billions of years ago.
In the past year, InSight’s fixed location has detected hundreds of small earthquakes, most of which do not exceed 3.7 magnitude, and collected the most comprehensive meteorological data of any surface missions previously conducted on Mars.
NASA researcher and InSight principal researcher Bruce Banerdt (Bruce Banerdt) said: “After studying more than 480 earthquakes, we have enough data to answer some of the big questions.”
Preliminary research and quantitative calculations estimate that the thickness of each planetary layer on Mars is between 12 and 23 miles, which is much thicker than the Earth’s crust, but thinner than the continental layer of our planet.
Banerdt added: “Sometimes, you get a lot of amazing information, but most of the time, you are mocking what nature is telling you.” “It’s more like trying to follow some tricky clues, rather than The result was packaged in a package and provided to us.”