Sequence of infilling events in Gale Crater, Mars: Results from morphology, stratigraphy, and mineralogy

  title={Sequence of infilling events in Gale Crater, Mars: Results from morphology, stratigraphy, and mineralogy},
  author={Laetitia Le Deit and Ernst Hauber and Frank Fueten and Monica Pondrelli and Angelo Pio Rossi and Ralf Jaumann},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Gale Crater is filled by sedimentary deposits including a mound of layered deposits, Aeolis Mons. Using orbital data, we mapped the crater infillings and measured their geometry to determine their origin. The sediment of Aeolis Mons is interpreted to be primarily air fall material such as dust, volcanic ash, fine-grained impact products, and possibly snow deposited by settling from the atmosphere, as well as wind-blown sands cemented in the crater center. Unconformity surfaces between the… Expand
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