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Title: Exploration of Victoria Crater by the Mars Rover Opportunity
Authors: Squyres, Steven W
Knoll, Andrew H
Arvidson, Raymond E
Ashley, James W
Bell, III James F
Calvin, Wendy M
Christensen, Philip R
Clark, Benton C
Cohen, Barbara A
de, Souza Jr Paulo A
Edgar, Lauren A
Farrand, William H
Fleischer, Iris
Gellert, Ralf
Schröder, Christian
Contact Email: christian.schroeder@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 22-May-2009
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Squyres SW, Knoll AH, Arvidson RE, Ashley JW, Bell III JF, Calvin WM, Christensen PR, Clark BC, Cohen BA, de Souza Jr PA, Edgar LA, Farrand WH, Fleischer I, Gellert R & Schröder C (2009) Exploration of Victoria Crater by the Mars Rover Opportunity, Science, 324 (5930), pp. 1058-1061.
Abstract: The Mars rover Opportunity has explored Victoria crater, a ~750-meter eroded impact crater formed in sulfate-rich sedimentary rocks. Impact-related stratigraphy is preserved in the crater walls, and meteoritic debris is present near the crater rim. The size of hematite-rich concretions decreases up-section, documenting variation in the intensity of groundwater processes. Layering in the crater walls preserves evidence of ancient wind-blown dunes. Compositional variations with depth mimic those ~6 kilometers to the north and demonstrate that water-induced alteration at Meridiani Planum was regional in scope.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/17117
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1170355
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Notes: Additional co-authors: MP Golombek, J Grant, J Grotzinger, A Hayes, KE Herkenhoff, JR Johnson, B Jolliff, G Klingelhöfer, A Knudson, R Li, TJ McCoy, SM McLennan, DW Ming, DW Mittlefehldt, RV Morris, JW Rice Jr, RJ Sullivan, A Yen, RA Yingst
Affiliation: Cornell University
Harvard University
Washington University In Saint Louis
Arizona State University
Cornell University
University of Nevada, Reno
Arizona State University
Lockheed Martin Corporation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
University of Tasmania
California Institute of Technology
Space Science Institute
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
University of Guelph
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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