Interesting that humans find such pleasure in mathematics through music, with most disliking the straight-forward process itself.
The rovers should be as active and fast as the fingers of this musician, yet they are just barely keeping a daily list of a few dozen image returns and a few instrument readings.
Here I have a Earth based anigif animation of the first week of April, 2013, studying the earthquakes of 5 magnitude and greater, which are the directly tectonic related and controlled quakes, for both hemispheres of Earth, South seen directly and the North seen through the Earth globe, as viewed from a satellite position over the South Pole.
This behavior was likely active on Mars similarly, although we do not yet know if the details of Mars tectonics was precisely the same as on Earth.
The gravity field structure controls most all of these stronger earthquakes, and that was probably true on Mars in the distant past. As Earth has the water based surface thin film to accommodate the motion of the tectonics process, and as we see no current equivalent process on Mars, we have to wonder if the gravity field had or has matching actions expressed across the surface of Mars.
The gravity field of Mars does match that of Earth in reasonable detail, and the basics of that are active in current timing.
In the week of April 1 to 7, 2013, we can see two patterns operating on Earth in the first half of the animated GIF images.
The sequence repeats in patterns of 4 to 5 , with each sequence adding information to 'noise' the display, giving a view of how we lose accuracy in the increasing noise levels of multiple overlapping methods of sensing and seeing.
We can appreciate here the problems of music, with the solos giving way to the orchestrated crescendo to a group competition for our attention.
First is the South Polar view visually, with all the 5 plus magnitude quakes shown for the southern hemisphere in a week.
Second is the view of the first four days of the week, south hemisphere only, with a arcing linear sequence across the margin of Antarctica.
Repeats show the second arcing sequence occurring in the last three days of the week, with that orientation driving the earthquakes across the opposing margin of Antarctica. The arcs are oriented and have a common singular origin at this viewpoint.
Third is the collection of earthquakes from the Northern hemisphere, added to the Southern hemisphere total, in repeats, to show the linear counter-clock-wise sequences that are in alignment with the clockwise arcs in the Southern hemisphere.
Both sets of arcs have a relative common origin for each group.
Forth is a display of the magnitudes of the repeats included, and the pattern begins to degrade with the added information. The South and North patterns still are clear, however.
Fifth, is the addition of the latitude and longitudinal grid to the globe, with continental outlines showing the close fitting margins of the landmasses in the polar view.
At this point the noise level is so high that the patterns are just visible, as with much music group displays we listen to.
The science is still present, but the human ability to see science processes is diminished by the interferences.
The Earth is a very orderly device, an object, and a system of noise and information. It is our limitations in processing the available information that distinguishes science from noise patterns.
Mars satellite images show this same pattern concentration across surface, and when we have the proper machines in place, we will find similar patterned behavior as we see in the still images.
Someday we may be able to use our computers to view the daily gravity field pattern to predict these 5 plus strength earthquakes in order to find safety timing along the high shear differentials which are causing most all of these powerful earthquakes that cause us danger and damage.
In the interim we have music and movies and dancing to give us a sense of applied noise to the local environment. Can we make it a science of personal conduct, and bring value to others?
The unusual aspect of this weeks view is that South hemisphere earthquakes are normally rather rare, yet recently the Australian sector has been active, the far East generally, and now the Antarctic is surrounded by activity. Very low levels are recorded on the Western hemisphere simultaneously, and there were none in the Alaskan region.
The observations are true for quakes 5 and greater, which comprise the direct effects of the gravity field shear zones. Lessor quakes are not under the same stricture control, necessarily.
As this is a GIF based animation, you must be able to process a three minute anigif file. Best downloaded to your machines. About 1.5MB.
Hope this adds order and music to your lives.