Mars' Shrinking Core: Recent studies revealed that Mars' iron core is 30% smaller than previously believed, challenging our understanding of planetary formation.

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Denser Than Expected: Despite its size, Mars' core is denser, containing more iron and fewer light elements than anticipated, defying conventional wisdom.

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Unusual Liquid Rock Layer: An unexpected discovery, Mars' iron core is encased in a 150-kilometer-thick layer of liquid rock, acting as an insulator against heat.

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InSight Probe's Mission: The NASA InSight probe, stationed on Mars since 2018, has been a game-changer in uncovering these secrets.

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Seismic Waves Unveil Mars: InSight's seismometer has captured Marsquakes, which have been instrumental in our understanding of the planet's interior.

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Tectonic Activities: Marsquakes are triggered by tectonic activities, offering a unique window into the planet's geological processes.

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Meteorite Impacts: Two violent meteorite impacts in 2021 provided further insights into the boundary between Mars' core and mantle.

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Global Collaboration: Research teams from France and Switzerland independently confirmed the smaller core and the intriguing liquid rock layer.

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