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A French seismometer on board a forthcoming US lunar mission

29 July 2022

Press, Research

A French seismometer on board a forthcoming US lunar mission

CNES and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP, Université Paris Cité/CNRS) have been selected to integrate a seismometer on NASA's next lu...

Arc-en-Sub oceanographic mission to the Azores

27 June 2022

Press, Research

Arc-en-Sub oceanographic mission to the Azores

To the well-known tune of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine", an international team of 21 scientists, including six from IPGP, set sail for the Azores ab...

High-resolution seismic imaging lifts the veil on the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary

23 June 2022

Press, Research

High-resolution seismic imaging lifts the veil on the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary

The Earth's surface is divided into distinct tectonic plates, which make up the lithosphere and "float" on the asthenosphere. But the exact location o...

Lower oceanic crust formed by in situ magma crystallization

16 June 2022

Press, Research

Lower oceanic crust formed by in situ magma crystallization

While two-thirds of the Earth's crust is formed at ocean ridges by mantle melting, the process by which the lower part of the crust is formed is still...

Publication of the new international terrestrial reference system

23 May 2022

Press, Research

Publication of the new international terrestrial reference system

Zuheir Altamini, head of the team that calculates and publishes the new ITRF benchmark, and a geodesy researcher at IGN and IPGP, talks about the impo...

First magnitude 5 earthquake

22 May 2022

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

First magnitude 5 earthquake "heard" on Mars

A "Marsquake" with an estimated magnitude of 5 shook the Red Planet on the night of 04/05/2022. The French SEIS instrument, deployed on the ground by ...

Towards a better understanding of the geodynamic driving force

11 May 2022

Press, Research

Towards a better understanding of the geodynamic driving force

The Earth's magnetic field is useful for life, enabling many animal and bacterial species to orient themselves in their environment. It is also capabl...

Deep plate movements prior to a mega-earthquake detected in the Earth's gravity field

19 April 2022

Press, Research

Deep plate movements prior to a mega-earthquake detected in the Earth's gravity field

A study led by researchers from IPGP, IGN and Université Paris Cité, shows that deep mass redistributions can be observed prior to a subduction zone m...

After 3 years on Mars, InSight has revealed the heart of the planet!

26 November 2021

Observatories, Press, Research

After 3 years on Mars, InSight has revealed the heart of the planet!

On November 26th, 2018, NASA's InSight mission landed on Mars. In the latest episode of the webseries "SEIS, a space adventure", scientists from the I...

New magnetic image of a tectonically active planet

26 November 2021

Press, Research

New magnetic image of a tectonically active planet

Using 70 years of data (airborne, satellite, field...), a French team (LMV, IPGP and LPG) has just published the most accurate global map to date of t...

InSight mission: Mars unveiled

26 July 2021

Observatories, Press, Research

InSight mission: Mars unveiled

Based on a dozen earthquakes detected on Mars by the SEIS broadband seismometer, developed in France, the international team of NASA's InSight mission...

InSight regains energy after cleaning its solar panels

26 June 2021

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

InSight regains energy after cleaning its solar panels

The SEIS experiment, part of NASA's Insight mission and operated and distributed by IPGP as part of the InSight National Observing Service (NOS), will...