The largest earthquake in Mars history has made it easier for Scientists to understand more about the red planet’s new mysteries.
According to the details, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 occurred on Mars in May of last year. It lasted 4 hours and produced 5 times the intensity of previous Mars earthquakes.
By analysing the seismic activity on Mars, scientists will be able to better plan when and how to build infrastructure to ensure the safety of future explorers. Following the earthquake, new strata developed.
The biggest earthquake yet discovered on Mars has detected layers in the Martian crust that may attest to a previous collision of Mars with a massive object, such as meteorites.
Previous data and study findings might potentially lead to new conclusions. The research was carried out at the University of California, Los Angeles. Two papers were published in Geophysical Research Letters that provided research on the Mars Kok earthquake.
The four-plus-hour quake generated five times the energy of all previous earthquakes and was powerful enough to send entire seismic waves throughout the planet’s orbit. According to experts, this phenomenon was first seen on Mars.