Mars - the red planet. Martian surface and dust in the atmosphere. 3D illustration. Image credit: Shutterstock. 3D illustration of the Martian surface and dust in the atmosphere
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Meteorite impacts reveal new insights into Mars

Exoplanets and planetary physics
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Following two large meteorite impacts on Mars, near-surface seismic waves have been recorded for the first time on a planet other than Earth. The data, analysed by an international team involving University of Oxford researchers, has revealed valuable new information about the structure of the Martian crust. The results have been published today as two papers in the journal Science.