MarsQuake: Seismology on another planet

Denton, Paul; Stevenson, John; McMurray, Andy. 2017 MarsQuake: Seismology on another planet. Nottingham, British Geological Survey, 32pp.

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The MarsQuake project provides a set of teaching resources and classroom activities that can use real data and images sent back from the 2018 NASA InSight mission to Mars. Aimed at 11–18 year-olds (KS 3, 4 and 5), these activities include modelling and locating meteorite impacts, or marsquakes, which will help us understand more about theinternal structure of the ‘red planet’. The InSight lander will deploy two seismometers that will send live data back to Earth. It offers our first chance to look at extra-terrestrial quake data since the Apollo moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s. Data from InSight’s seismometers will be transmitted back to Earth and will be freely accessible online. The mission is expected to last at least a year and should send back a continuous stream of data for scientists, and students, to analyse.

Item Type: Publication - Book
ISBN: 978-0-85272-866-6
Additional Keywords: waves, education, seismology, school, impact craters, plate tectonics
NORA Subject Terms: Space Sciences
Date made live: 11 Apr 2018 10:40 +0 (UTC)

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