Sub-meter desiccation crack patterns imaged by Curiosity at Gale Crater on Mars shed additional light on former lakes evident from examined outcrops

Bernard Hallet, University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Ronald S Sletten, University of Washington, Quaternary Research Center, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Nicolas Mangold, LPGN Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, Nantes Cedex 03, France, Dorothy Z Oehler, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, Rebecca M. E. Williams, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, David L Bish, Indiana University - Bloomington, Department of Chemistry, Bloomington 47405 IN, United States, Ezat Heydari, Jackson State University, Dept. of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, & Geoscience, Jackson, MS, United States, David M Rubin, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Scott Kaniela Rowland, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Earth Sciences, Honolulu, HI, United States