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NASA's InSight Mars mission extended by 2 years

10 January 2021

Observatories, Press, Research

NASA's InSight Mars mission extended by 2 years

NASA has extended the InSight Mars mission by two years, until December 2022, with substantial financial support from NASA and CNES for the French (SE...

Periodic coastal uplift in a subduction context

04 May 2020

Press, Research

Periodic coastal uplift in a subduction context

Topography in subduction zones is commonly seen as the consequence of tectonic processes occurring at the plate interface where mega-earthquakes such ...

Martian seismology begins to reveal the planet's structure

14 February 2020

Observatories, Press, Research

Martian seismology begins to reveal the planet's structure

In a series of 6 articles published this Monday February 24 in Nature Geoscience and Nature Communication, the scientific team behind NASA's InSight m...

Towards a better understanding of mega-earthquake triggering mechanisms

09 October 2019

Press, Research

Towards a better understanding of mega-earthquake triggering mechanisms

In a recently published study, IPGP researchers and their colleague show that fluid pressure variations in subduction zones control, over the long ter...

InSight picks up strange sounds on Mars

04 October 2019

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

InSight picks up strange sounds on Mars

Put your ear to the ground on Mars and you'll be rewarded with a veritable symphony. Sure, you'll need superhuman hearing, but NASA's InSight lander i...

MoMARSAT Sea Campaign 2019

10 July 2019

Press, Research

MoMARSAT Sea Campaign 2019

Conducted by IFREMER and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP-Université de Paris), the MOMARSAT 2019 at-sea campaign runs from June 11 to...

Mars rheology and thermal history revealed by the orbital evolution of its satellite Phobos

23 May 2019

Press, Research

Mars rheology and thermal history revealed by the orbital evolution of its satellite Phobos

Unlike its surface, which we now know relatively well, details of Mars' internal structure and evolution are still poorly understood. Evidence of rece...

Geomagnetic tremors finally reproduced and explained

23 April 2019

Press, Research

Geomagnetic tremors finally reproduced and explained

The Earth's magnetic field experiences unpredictable, rapid and intense anomalies known as geomagnetic jolts. The mechanisms behind these phenomena re...

The SEIS seismometer on the InSight mission detects the first marsquake!

20 April 2019

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

The SEIS seismometer on the InSight mission detects the first marsquake!

Le 19 décembre 2018, l’atterrisseur de la NASA, InSight, déposait le sismomètre français, SEIS sur la surface de Mars. Le 6 avril 2019, 128ème jour ma...

ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter satellite immortalises InSight from Martian orbit

05 March 2019

Observatories, Press, Research

ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter satellite immortalises InSight from Martian orbit

On March 2nd 2019, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) probe of the European Space Agency's ExoMars program succeeded in photographing the InSight probe on th...

Removal of wind and heat shield

02 February 2019

General public, Press, Research

Removal of wind and heat shield

On Mars, deployment operations for the WTS wind and heat shield began just after the SEIS seismometer service loop was fully opened on sol 61.

The SEIS seismometer is equipped with a solar compass to find geographic north

19 December 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

The SEIS seismometer is equipped with a solar compass to find geographic north

Despite the incredible complexity of the Mars probes placed on the surface of Mars, finding the position of the geographic North Pole on the Red Plane...