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Lander Detects Marsquakes

  Mars is shaking, and we’d never know were it not for the trailblazing InSight lander. This mission touched down on the red planet in 2018, making history by deploying the first and only seismometer on another planet. NASA has been listening for rumbles ever since, and it just heard …

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Hydrogen Chloride Gas

The source of hydrogen chloride (HCl) in the atmosphere of Mars is recent surface volcanism, subsurface magmatic activity, or aerosol chemistry occurring with the Martian dust particles lofted into the atmosphere. HCl increased during the 2018 global dust storm and declined soon after its end, pointing to the exchange between …

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Martian Atmosphere?

ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter Detects Glowing Oxygen Using data from the NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for Mars Discovery) ultraviolet and visible spectrometer instrument on board ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), a team of researchers has detected green line dayglow emission in the atmosphere of Mars. An artist’s impression of …

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MAVEN Detects Metal Ions in Martian Atmosphere

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has made the first detection of the continuous presence of iron, magnesium, and sodium ions in the electrically charged upper atmosphere (ionosphere) of the Red Planet. MAVEN is exploring Mars’ upper atmosphere in detail to understand how Mars changed from a wet …

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