Encounters with an unearthly mudstone: Understanding the first mudstone found on Mars

@article{Schieber2017EncountersWA,
  title={Encounters with an unearthly mudstone: Understanding the first mudstone found on Mars},
  author={Juergen Schieber and David L. Bish and Max Laurence Coleman and Mark H. Reed and Elisabeth M. Hausrath and John W. Cosgrove and Sanjeev Gupta and Michelle E. Minitti and Kenneth S. Edgett and Mike Malin},
  journal={Sedimentology},
  year={2017},
  volume={64}
}
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