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Research Behind... Mars Quakes

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Duration: 0:16:24 | Added: 08 Jan 2018
The research behind a song about the quest to hear Marsquakes based on research by Dr Neil Bowles at the University of Oxford.

When the ground shakes on Earth we call them earthquakes. Even weak ones can be detected by 'seismometers' and from listening carefully to them we can learn a lot about the make up of the planet - that it has a solid core, molten mantle under a thin crust. But can we learn anything from listening out for quakes on Mars? In May 2018 the InSight lander will be launched and head to Mars, landing in November 2018. In this interview we talk the researcher behind the mission covered in the song written by Jonny Berliner in collaboration with Dr Neil Bowles who is based at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Read more about the research: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/bowles and follow Neil on Twitter: @neilebowles.

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