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Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars.

Vaniman, D T and Bish, D L and Ming, D W and Bristow, T F and Morris, R V and Blake, D F and Chipera, S J and Morrison, S M and Treiman, A H and Rampe, E B and Rice, M and Achilles, C N and Grotzinger, J and McLennan, S M and Williams, J and Bell, J and Newsom, H and Downs, R T and Maurice, S and Sarrazin, P and Yen, A S and Morookian, J M and Farmer, J D and Stack, K and Milliken, R E and Ehlmann, B and Sumner, D Y and Berger, G and Crisp, J A and Hurowitz, J A and Anderson, R and Desmarais, D and Stolper, E M and Edgett, K S and Gupta, S and Spanovich, N and the MSL Science Team and DLR Collaborator, Reitz G (2013) Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). doi: 10.1126/science.1243480. ISSN 0036-8075.

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Abstract

Sedimentary rocks at Yellowknife Bay (Gale Crater) on Mars include mudstone sampled by the Curiosity rover. The samples, John Klein and Cumberland, contain detrital basaltic minerals, Ca-sulfates, Fe oxide/hydroxides, Fe-sulfides, amorphous material, and trioctahedral smectites. The John Klein smectite has basal spacing of ~10 Å indicating little interlayer hydration. The Cumberland smectite has basal spacing at ~13.2 Å as well as ~10 Å. The ~13.2 Å spacing suggests a partially chloritized interlayer or interlayer Mg or Ca facilitating H2O retention. Basaltic minerals in the mudstone are similar to those in nearby eolian deposits. However, the mudstone has far less Fe-forsterite, possibly lost with formation of smectite plus magnetite. Late Noachian/Early Hesperian or younger age indicates that clay mineral formation on Mars extended beyond Noachian time.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87334/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Vaniman, D TPlanetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA.UNSPECIFIED
Bish, D LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ming, D WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bristow, T FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morris, R VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blake, D FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chipera, S JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morrison, S MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Treiman, A HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rampe, E BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rice, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Achilles, C NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grotzinger, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McLennan, S MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bell, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Newsom, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Downs, R TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Maurice, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sarrazin, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yen, A SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morookian, J MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Farmer, J DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stack, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Milliken, R EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ehlmann, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sumner, D YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berger, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crisp, J AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hurowitz, J AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Anderson, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Desmarais, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stolper, E MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Edgett, K SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gupta, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spanovich, N 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 :10.1126/science.1243480
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, mudstone, mineralogy
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 09:57
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:51

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