Deposition, exhumation, and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Gale crater, Mars

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Grotzinger, JP; Gupta, S; Malin, MC; Rubin, DM; Schieber, J; Siebach, K; Sumner, DY; Stack, KM; Vasavada, AR; Arvidson, RE; Calef, F; Edgar, L; Fischer, WF; Grant, JA; Griffes, J; Kah, LC; Lamb, MP; Lewis, KW; Mangold, N; Minitti, ME; Palucis, M; Rice, M; Williams, RME; Yingst, RA; Blake, D; Blaney, D; Conrad, P; Crisp, J; Dietrich, WE; Dromart, G; ... view all 47 authors
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science

The landforms of northern Gale crater on Mars expose thick sequences of sedimentary rocks. Based on images obtained by the Curiosity rover, we interpret these outcrops as evidence for past fluvial, deltaic, and lacustrine environments. Degradation of the crater wall and... View more
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