Schröder C, Gellert R, Jolliff BL, Klingelhöfer G, McCoy TJ, Morris RV, Rodionov DS, de Souza PA, Yen AS & Zipfel J (2006) A stony meteorite discovered by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Meridiani Planum, Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41 (S8), pp. A160-A160, Art. No.: 5285. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00996.x
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is exploring the Meridiani Planum terrain of Mars. The area is characterized by a sulfaterich bedrock largely covered by windblown basaltic sand and a hematite lag. Only two large rocks (Bounce Rock and Heat Shield Rock) have been observed; they are interpreted as ejecta from a distant crater and an iron meteorite, respectively. However, numerous cobbles (here, rock fragments >1 cm) are scattered across the surface of Meridiani Planum. Here we make the case for the possible meteoritic origin of one of these cobbles.
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