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A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars.

Grotzinger, J P and Sumner, D Y and Kah, L C and Stack, K and Gupta, S and Edgar, L and Rubin, D and Lewis, K and Schieber, J and Mangold, N and Milliken, R and Conrad, P G and Desmarais, D and Farmer, J and Siebach, K and Calef, F and Hurowitz, J and McLennan, S M and Ming, D and Vaniman, D and Crisp, J and Vasavada, A and Edgett, K S and Malin, M and Blake, D and Gellert, R and Mahaffy, P and Wiens, R C and Maurice, S and Grant, J A and Wilson, S and Anderson, R C and Beegle, L and Arvidson, R and Hallet, B and Sletten, R S and Rice, M and Bell, J and Griffes, J and Ehlmann, B and Anderson, R B and Bristow, T F and Dietrich, W E and Dromart, G and Eigenbrode, J and Fraeman, A and Hardgrove, C and Herkenhoff, K and Jandura, L and Kocurek, G and Lee, S and Leshin, L A and Leveille, R and Limonadi, D and Maki, J and McCloskey, S and Meyer, M and Minitti, M and Newsom, H and Oehler, D and Okon, A and Palucis, M and Parker, T and Rowland, S and Schmidt, M and Squyres, S and Steele, A and Stolper, E and Summons, R and Treiman, A and Williams, R and Yingst, A and the MSL Science Team and DLR Collaborator, Reitz G (2013) A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). DOI: DOI: 10.1126/science.1242777 ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

The Curiosity rover discovered fine-grained sedimentary rocks, which are inferred to represent an ancient lake and preserve evidence of an environment that would have been suited to support a Martian biosphere founded on chemolithoautotrophy. This aqueous environment was characterized by neutral pH, low salinity, and variable redox states of both iron and sulfur species. C, H, O, S, N, and P were measured directly as key biogenic elements, and by inference P is assumed to have been available. The environment likely had a minimum duration of hundreds to tens of thousands of years. These results highlight the biological viability of fluvial-lacustrine environments in the post-Noachian history of Mars.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87331/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grotzinger, J PDivision of Geologic and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.UNSPECIFIED
Sumner, D YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kah, L CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stack, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gupta, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Edgar, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rubin, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lewis, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schieber, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mangold, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Milliken, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Conrad, P GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Desmarais, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Farmer, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Siebach, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Calef, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hurowitz, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McLennan, S MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ming, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vaniman, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crisp, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vasavada, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Edgett, K SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Malin, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blake, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gellert, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mahaffy, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wiens, R CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Maurice, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grant, J AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wilson, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Anderson, R CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Beegle, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Arvidson, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hallet, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sletten, R SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rice, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bell, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Griffes, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ehlmann, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Anderson, R BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bristow, T FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dietrich, W EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dromart, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eigenbrode, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fraeman, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hardgrove, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Herkenhoff, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jandura, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kocurek, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lee, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leshin, L AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leveille, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Limonadi, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Maki, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McCloskey, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meyer, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Minitti, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Newsom, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oehler, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Okon, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Palucis, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Parker, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rowland, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Squyres, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Steele, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stolper, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Summons, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Treiman, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yingst, A and the MSL Science TeamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
DLR Collaborator, Reitz GRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :DOI: 10.1126/science.1242777
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Series Name:Epub ahead of print (in Press)
ISSN:0036-8075
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, MSL, Curiosity rover, fluvial-lacustrine environments
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 09:56
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:51

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