The Martian 'blueberries' and Earth's tektites.
German, B.R. (1, 2), (1) Institute of Physics, Donetsk,
Ukraine, (2) Research scientist, Basler Landstr. 23-B,
Freiburg 79111, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enigmatic discoveries made by the Mars Rover
Opportunity at the Meridiani Planum landing site are
so-called 'blueberries spherules' . They show
similarities to terrestrial tektites, and in addition,
strong spectral signature of hematite . We assume
that the formation mechanism of 'blueberries' is
related to dense (rheo)ignimbrite currents, analogous
to the formation of Earth's tektites . Taking into
account the Сoriolis force on Mars , a distal
ignimbrite volcano can a cause of 'blueberries'. As
well as 'blueberries' on Mars, so-called 'red stones' in
the Ries crater are associated with mantle hematites
. The double-layer ejecta and distinctions between
inner and outer suevites in the Ries crater can be
explained by blasts of anisotropic laminated mantle-
crust layers beneath SW Germany since the
lowermost Moldanubian Ostrong zone comprises 
ancient ignimbrites (it points to volcanic blasts in the
past). Thus, as in the Ries crater, double-layer ejecta
of Mars craters are most likely not impactites .
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German, B.R. (2019) The Martian blueberries and Earth tektites. Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen (Germany),
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