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Bedrock formation at Meridiani Planum

Squyres, S. W. and Aharonson, O. and Arvidson, R. E. and Bell, J. F., III and Christensen, P. R. and Clark, B. C. and Crisp, J. A. and Farrand, W. and Glotch, T. and Golombek, M. P. and Grant, J. and Grotzinger, J. and Herkenhoff, K. E. and Johnson, J. R. and Jolliff, B. L. and Knoll, A. H. and McLennan, S. M. and McSween, H. Y. and Moore, J. M. and Rice, J. W., Jr. and Tosca, N. (2006) Bedrock formation at Meridiani Planum. Nature, 443 (7107). E1-E2. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/nature05212.

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Arising from: T. M. McCollom & B. M. Hynek Nature 438, 1129–1131 (2005); McCollom & Hynek reply. The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity discovered sulphate-rich sedimentary rocks at Meridiani Planum on Mars, which are interpreted by McCollom and Hynek1 as altered volcanic rocks. However, their conclusions are derived from an incorrect representation of our depositional model2, 3, which is upheld by more recent Rover data4, 5, 6, 7. We contend that all the available data still support an aeolian and aqueous sedimentary origin for Meridiani bedrock.

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Arvidson, R. E.0000-0002-2854-0362
Bell, J. F., III0000-0002-2006-4074
Christensen, P. R.0000-0001-9625-4723
Clark, B. C.0000-0002-5546-8757
Crisp, J. A.0000-0002-3202-4416
Golombek, M. P.0000-0002-1928-2293
Grant, J.0000-0001-8276-1281
Grotzinger, J.0000-0001-9324-1257
Herkenhoff, K. E.0000-0002-3153-6663
Johnson, J. R.0000-0002-5586-4901
Knoll, A. H.0000-0003-1308-8585
McLennan, S. M.0000-0003-4259-7178
McSween, H. Y.0000-0003-3749-7711
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