CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 22, year: 1992
- Author(s): KAPISINSKY, I.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 22, p. 215-226.
- Date: 07/1992
- Title: The statistical and astronomical view of the decennium of the NASA Cosmic
- Keyword(s): STRATOSPHERIC CONTAMINANTS, COSMIC DUST PROGRAM
- Pages: 215 -- 226
A statistical analysis of catalogued samples of cosmic dust and different
stratospheric contaminants was made on the basis of the first twelve volumes of
the Cosmic Dust Catalog, published in the NASA Johnson Space Center since 1981.
All particles catalogued during 10 years to date amount to 1663 samples. Their
analysis shows that the percentage of the dust of true cosmic origin is roughly
30 %. The percentage of various kinds of contamination (natural, artificial,
etc.) is specified, moreover with respect to the shape of each examined
particle. Some astronomical aspects and perspectives of the research in this
field in Czechoslovakia are also discussed.
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