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dc.contributor.authorZipfel, Juttaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSchröder, Christianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJolliff, Bradley Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorGellert, Ralfen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHerkenhoff, Kenneth Een_UK
dc.contributor.authorRieder, Rudolfen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Robert Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBell III, James Fen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBrueckner, Johannesen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCrisp, Joy Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Philip Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorClark, Benton Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorde Souza Jr, Paulo Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDreibus, Gerlinden_UK
dc.contributor.authord'Uston, Claudeen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe Opportunity rover of the Mars Exploration Rover mission encountered an isolated rock fragment with textural, mineralogical, and chemical properties similar to basaltic shergottites. This finding was confirmed by all rover instruments, and a comprehensive study of these results is reported here. Spectra from the miniature thermal emission spectrometer and the Panoramic Camera reveal a pyroxene-rich mineralogy, which is also evident in Mössbauer spectra and in normative mineralogy derived from bulk chemistry measured by the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer. The correspondence of Bounce Rock’s chemical composition with the composition of certain basaltic shergottites, especially Elephant Moraine (EET) 79001 lithology B and Queen Alexandra Range (QUE) 94201, is very close, with only Cl, Fe, and Ti exhibiting deviations. Chemical analyses further demonstrate characteristics typical of Mars such as the Fe ⁄Mn ratio and P concentrations. Possible shock features support the idea that Bounce Rock was ejected from an impact crater, most likely in the Meridiani Planum region. Bopolu crater, 19.3 km in diameter, located 75 km to the southwest could be the source crater. To date, no other rocks of this composition have been encountered by any of the rovers on Mars. The finding of Bounce Rock by the Opportunity rover provides further direct evidence for an origin of basaltic shergottite meteorites from Mars.en_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell for The Meteoritical Societyen_UK
dc.relationZipfel J, Schröder C, Jolliff BL, Gellert R, Herkenhoff KE, Rieder R, Anderson RC, Bell III JF, Brueckner J, Crisp JA, Christensen PR, Clark BC, de Souza Jr PA, Dreibus G & d'Uston C (2011) Bounce Rock—A shergottite-like basalt encountered at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46 (1), pp. 1-20.
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 1–20, January 2011 by The Metoritical Society. The original publication is available at:
dc.titleBounce Rock—A shergottite-like basalt encountered at Meridiani Planum, Marsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleMeteoritics and Planetary Scienceen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional co-authors: Thanasis ECONOMOU, Steven P. GOREVAN, Brian C. HAHN, Göstar KLINGELHÖFER, Timothy J. McCOY, Harry Y. McSWEEN Jr, Douglas W. MING, Richard V. MORRIS, Daniel S. RODIONOV, Steven W. SQUYRES, Heinrich WÄNKE, Shawn P. WRIGHT, Michael B. WYATT, Albert S. YENen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSenckenberg Museumen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationWashington University In Saint Louisen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Guelphen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationU.S. Geological Surveyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMax Planck Institute of Chemistryen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCalifornia Institute of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCornell Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMax Planck Institute of Chemistryen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCalifornia Institute of Technologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationArizona State Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSpace Science Instituteen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Tasmaniaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMax Planck Institute of Chemistryen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCentre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (CESR)en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorZipfel, Jutta|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSchröder, Christian|0000-0002-7935-6039en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJolliff, Bradley L|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGellert, Ralf|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHerkenhoff, Kenneth E|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRieder, Rudolf|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnderson, Robert C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBell III, James F|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBrueckner, Johannes|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCrisp, Joy A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorChristensen, Philip R|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorClark, Benton C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorde Souza Jr, Paulo A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDreibus, Gerlind|en_UK
local.rioxx.authord'Uston, Claude|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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