NASA’s Mars lander heard the sound of meteorites colliding

The Mars InSight lander has detected seismic and acoustic waves formed when four space rocks impacted the surface of the Red Planet.

insightThe K seismometer sensed vibrations from impacts in 2020 and 2021, marking the first detection of meteorites hitting the planet since the lander began collecting data after touching down in 2018. The meteorite impact occurred between 53 miles (85 km) and 180 miles (290 km) from InSight’s location in the Elysium Planitia region. Mars planetA wide plain that extends across the equator of Mars.

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