New study reveals source of largest ever Mars quake

October 18, 2023

Although Mars is smaller than Earth, it has a similar land surface area because it has no oceans. This is thought to be the first time that all missions in orbit around Mars have collaborated on a single project. During its time on Mars, InSight (which was co-designed by the University of Oxford) recorded at least 8 marsquake events caused by meteoroid impacts. They conclude that the event was instead caused by the release of enormous tectonic forces within Mars’ interior. The study ‘A tectonic origin for the largest marsquake observed by InSight’ has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford