Evidence for Water at Meridiani

@article{Jolliff2006EvidenceFW,
  title={Evidence for Water at Meridiani},
  author={B. Jolliff and S. McLennan},
  journal={Elements},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={163-167}
}
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has examined sedimentary structures in the Burns formation at Meridiani Planum. The materials in this formation reflect, in part, subaqueous deposition of reworked, sulfate-rich, clastic sediments that likely formed in a playa-interdune setting. The chemistry and mineralogy of the sedimentary rocks record an origin by evaporation of sulfate- and chloride-rich brines mixed with a fine, altered, basaltic mud or dust component, prior to reworking. Cementation… Expand
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