A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars

@article{Grotzinger2014AHF,
  title={A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars},
  author={J. Grotzinger and D. Sumner and L. Kah and K. Stack and S. Gupta and L. Edgar and D. Rubin and K. Lewis and J. Schieber and N. Mangold and R. Milliken and P. Conrad and D. desmarais and J. Farmer and K. Siebach and F. Calef and J. Hurowitz and S. Mclennan and D. Ming and D. Vaniman and J. Crisp and Aditi Dharmesh Vasavada and K. Edgett and M. Malin and D. Blake and R. Gellert and P. Mahaffy and R. Wiens and S. Maurice and J. Grant and S. Wilson and R. C. Anderson and L. Beegle and R. Arvidson and B. Hallet and R. Sletten and M. Rice and J. Bell and J. Griffes and B. Ehlmann and R. Anderson and T. Bristow and W. Dietrich and G. Dromart and J. Eigenbrode and A. Fraeman and C. Hardgrove and K. Herkenhoff and L. Jandura and G. Kocurek and S. Lee and L. Leshin and R. L{\'e}veill{\'e} and D. Limonadi and J. Maki and S. McCloskey and M. Meyer and M. Minitti and H. Newsom and D. Oehler and A. Okon and M. Palucis and T. Parker and S. Rowland and M. Schmidt and S. Squyres and A. Steele and E. Stolper and R. Summons and A. Treiman and R. Williams and A. Yingst and Msl Team},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={343}
}
  • J. Grotzinger, D. Sumner, +70 authors Msl Team
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • The Curiosity rover discovered fine-grained sedimentary rocks, which are inferred to represent an ancient lake and preserve evidence of an environment that would have been suited to support a martian biosphere founded on chemolithoautotrophy. This aqueous environment was characterized by neutral pH, low salinity, and variable redox states of both iron and sulfur species. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, and phosphorus were measured directly as key biogenic elements; by inference… CONTINUE READING

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