Mars is Spinning Faster NASA InSight data new science study
Scientists have received new information from the data of American space agency NASA's Insight Mars Lander. Scientists have been able to accurately measure the spin of Mars.
They have come to know that the rotation of Mars is accelerating by about 4 milliarcseconds every year. This is equivalent to a fraction of a millisecond in one Martian year. According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the American space agency NASA, this discovery was possible due to the radio transponder and antenna installed on the InSight Mars Lander. It was also called the Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE).
With the help of RISE, scientists could accurately measure the rotation of Mars. They came to know that the rotation of the planet has increased. However, scientists have not been able to know why this is happening. Scientists believe that this is the beginning. As new data related to Mars becomes available, more information will be available about this planet. The scientists' findings have been published in the Nature paper.
Not only Mars, the speed of Earth's rotation has also increased. Last year, scientists had said that the Earth's rotation is also speeding up. Last year, on July 29, the Earth took less than 24 hours to rotate once on its axis. The Earth had completed its rotation in 1.59 milliseconds less than the 24-hour rotation. Scientists had said that the Earth has increased its speed in recent years.
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