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Title: Jarosite and hematite at Meridiani Planum from Opportunity's Mossbauer spectrometer
Authors: Klingelhoefer, Goestar
Morris, Richard Van
Bernhardt, Bodo
Schröder, Christian
Rodionov, Daniel S
de, Souza Jr Paulo A
Yen, Albert S
Gellert, Ralf
Evlanov, E N
Zubkov, B V
Foh, J
Bonnes, U
Kankeleit, Egbert
Gutlich, Philipp
Ming, Douglas Wayne
Contact Email: christian.schroeder@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2004
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Klingelhoefer G, Morris RV, Bernhardt B, Schröder C, Rodionov DS, de Souza Jr PA, Yen AS, Gellert R, Evlanov EN, Zubkov BV, Foh J, Bonnes U, Kankeleit E, Gutlich P & Ming DW (2004) Jarosite and hematite at Meridiani Planum from Opportunity's Mossbauer spectrometer, Science, 306 (5702), pp. 1740-1745.
Abstract: Mössbauer spectra measured by the Opportunity rover revealed four mineralogical components in Meridiani Planum at Eagle crater: jarosite- and hematite-rich outcrop, hematite-rich soil, olivine-bearing basaltic soil, and a pyroxene-bearing basaltic rock (Bounce rock). Spherules, interpreted to be concretions, are hematiterich and dispersed throughout the outcrop. Hematitic soils both within and outside Eagle crater are dominated by spherules and their fragments. Olivine-bearing basaltic soil is present throughout the region. Bounce rock is probably an impact erratic. Because jarosite is a hydroxide sulfate mineral, its presence at Meridiani Planum is mineralogical evidence for aqueous processes on Mars, probably under acid-sulfate conditions.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/17129
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1104653
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Notes: Additional co-authors: F Renz, T Wdowiak, SW Squyres, RE Arvidson
Affiliation: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
University of Tasmania
California Institute of Technology
Max Planck Institute of Chemistry
Space Research Institute IKI, Russia
Space Research Institute IKI, Russia
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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