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Deutsch: Seismologie / Español: Sismología / Português: Sismologia / Français: Sismologie / Italiano: Sismologia /

Seismology is the study of earthquakes and other seismic activity. In the aerospace context, Seismology can be used to study the internal structure and composition of celestial bodies such as planets and moons, by measuring the seismic waves generated by impacts, volcanic activity, or other geological processes.

Examples of aerospace applications of Seismology include:

  • The study of the internal structure and composition of the Moon, Mars, and other celestial bodies in our solar system.
  • The study of the internal structure and composition of exoplanets, which are planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.
  • The study of the effects of meteorite impacts on celestial bodies.
  • The study of the dynamics of the interior of celestial bodies, such as the core of the Earth.

Examples of aerospace companies and agencies involved in Seismology research include NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), which have sent seismometer instruments to the Moon and Mars to study the seismic activity on these celestial bodies. Additionally, NASA's InSight mission, which landed on Mars in 2018, carried a seismometer to study the seismic activity on the planet.

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