HAL5 monthly program on "Planetary Seismology: What's shakin' in the Solar System" with Dr. Renee Weber, Research Scientist, NASA MSFC and InSight Science Co-Investigator. The event will take place on Thursday, June 4 at 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium.

Of the many geophysical means that can be used to probe a planet's interior, seismology remains the most direct. In addition to Earth, seismometers have been installed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars, and the Moon. Given that the seismic data gathered on the Moon (now over 40 years ago) revolutionized our understanding of the the lunar interior and are still being used today, it is no wonder that many future missions, both real and conceptual, plan to take seismometers to other planets. To best facilitate the return of high-quality data from these instruments, as well as to further our understanding of the dynamic processes that modify a planet's interior, various modeling approaches are used to quantify parameters such as the amount and distribution of seismicity, and the seismic structure of the terrestrial planets. In this talk Dr. Weber will discuss some of these methods and review the history of planetary seismology, and give an update on the upcoming InSight mission to Mars.


The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the program.



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