Microanaytical [sic] study of some cosmic dust discovered in sea-floor sediments in China
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Cosmic dust,
  • Sediments (Geology) -- China

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Other titlesMicroanalytical study of some cosmic dust discovered in sea-floor sediments in China
StatementZ. Shijie, P. Hanchang, Y. Zhong
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 77409
ContributionsHanchang, P., Zhong, Y., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SCITRAN (Firm)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14925219M

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