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Title: Pyroclastic activity at home plate in Gusev Crater, Mars
Authors: Squyres, Steven W
Aharonson, Oded
Clark, Benton C
Cohen, Barbara A
Crumpler, Larry S
de, Souza Jr Paulo A
Farrand, William H
Gellert, Ralf
Grant, John A
Grotzinger, John P
Haldemann, Albert F C
Johnson, Jeffrey R
Klingelhoefer, Goestar
Lewis, Kevin W
Schröder, Christian
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Issue Date: 4-May-2007
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Squyres SW, Aharonson O, Clark BC, Cohen BA, Crumpler LS, de Souza Jr PA, Farrand WH, Gellert R, Grant JA, Grotzinger JP, Haldemann AFC, Johnson JR, Klingelhoefer G, Lewis KW & Schröder C (2007) Pyroclastic activity at home plate in Gusev Crater, Mars, Science, 316 (5825), pp. 738-742.
Abstract: Home Plate is a layered plateau in Gusev crater on Mars. It is composed of clastic rocks of moderately altered alkali basalt composition, enriched in some highly volatile elements. A coarsegrained lower unit lies under a finer-grained upper unit. Textural observations indicate that the lower strata were emplaced in an explosive event, and geochemical considerations favor an explosive volcanic origin over an impact origin. The lower unit likely represents accumulation of pyroclastic materials, whereas the upper unit may represent eolian reworking of the same pyroclastic materials.
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Notes: Additional co-authors: R Li, T McCoy, AS McEwen, HY McSween, DW Ming, JM Moore, RV Morris, TJ Parker, JW Rice Jr, S Ruff, M Schmidt, LA Soderblom, A Yen
Affiliation: Cornell University
California Institute of Technology
Lockheed Martin Corporation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
University of Tasmania
Space Science Institute
University of Guelph
California Institute of Technology
European Space Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
California Institute of Technology
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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