Evidence for Alteration and Diagenesis at Gale Crater, Mars from the Curiosity Rover


Elizabeth B Rampe1, Thomas Bristow2, David Frederick Blake2, David Vaniman3, Richard V Morris4, Douglas W Ming4, Albert Yen5, Cherie Achilles6, Steve Chipera7, Valerie Tu8, Kenneth S Edgett9, Jennifer L Eigenbrode6, Ralf Gellert10, John P Grotzinger11, Shaunna Morrison12, David J Des Marais2, Gordon Downs13, Robert T Downs14, Sanjeev Gupta15, Robert M Hazen16, Linda C Kah17, Tanya Peretyazhko4, Mark R Salvatore18, Mariek E Schmidt19, Kirsten L Siebach20, Brad Sutter21, Lucy M Thompson22, Allan H Treiman23, Jeff A Berger24, Nicholas Castle25, Patricia Craig26, Alberto G. Fairén27, Olivier Forni28, Joel Hurowitz29 and Nina Lanza30, (1)NASA Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, Houston, TX, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Planetary Science Institute, Tuscon, CA, United States, (4)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, (8)Jacobs at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, United States, (9)Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA, United States, (10)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (11)Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (12)Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (13)University of Arizona, Tucson, United States, (14)University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (15)Imperial College London, Earth Science and Engineering, London, United Kingdom, (16)Carnegie Inst, Washington, DC, United States, (17)University of Tennesse, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN, United States, (18)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (19)Brock University, St Catharines, ON, Canada, (20)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (21)Jacobs Technology, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (22)University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, (23)Lunar & Planetary Inst, Houston, TX, United States, (24)University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, (25)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (26)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, United States, (27)Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, Spain, and Dept. of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, (28)IRAP-CNRS, Toulouse Cedex 4, France, (29)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (30)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States