Two Years at Meridiani Planum: Results from the Opportunity Rover

  title={Two Years at Meridiani Planum: Results from the Opportunity Rover},
  author={S. Squyres and A. Knoll and R. Arvidson and B. Clark and J. Grotzinger and B. Jolliff and S. McLennan and N. Tosca and J. Bell and W. Calvin and W. Farrand and T. Glotch and M. Golombek and K. Herkenhoff and J. Johnson and G. Klingelh{\"o}fer and H. Mcsween and A. Yen},
  pages={1403 - 1407}
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has spent more than 2 years exploring Meridiani Planum, traveling ∼8 kilometers and detecting features that reveal ancient environmental conditions. These include well-developed festoon (trough) cross-lamination formed in flowing liquid water, strata with smaller and more abundant hematite-rich concretions than those seen previously, possible relict “hopper crystals” that might reflect the formation of halite, thick weathering rinds on rock surfaces… Expand
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