Sedimentary Rocks (Mars)
Lithified deposits on Mars interpreted to be of sedimentary origin.
“Sedimentary” refers to deposition and accumulation of loose particles originated locally or transported from a greater distance or minerals precipitated from solution.
Inferred sedimentary rocks on Mars distinctive in their stratification, depositional morphology, mineral composition, tone/albedo variations, and thermal inertia (Grotzinger and Milliken 2012).
Underfilled basins.“Topographic depressions created by tectonic extension, subterranean collapse, or impact events [that] have acted as significant sediment traps.” These locations experienced limited sediment accumulation such that sediments or...
KeywordsClay Dust Hydrated Depression Stratification
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