Polish scientists in studies of extraterrestrial matter; past, present, reminiscences

Andrzej Manecki


The contributions of Polish scientists to studies of extraterrestrial matter are described, and a history of investigations into the Pułtusk, Łowicz, Morasko and Baszkówka meteorites is given. Opinions expressed in Polish journals on the structure and genesis of chondrules  are discussed, together with the results of X-ray structural research of graphites. Polish papers devoted to the studies of cosmic dusts, particularly of their aluminosilicate glass, are summarized. In this context the use of the infrared method in distinguishing terrestrial and cosmic glasses is stressed.



meteorites; structures of chondrules; cosmic dusts; cosmic glass; cosmic graphite

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