Matthias Comerford Studying Meteorites

ID: 2003-19531

Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1960s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

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Summary

Dr. Matthias Comerford, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory metallurgist, is shown here examining the microstructures of meteoritic material. This instrument takes photographs of tiny slices of meteorites which have been polished and treated to reveal their internal structures. Microstructure studies give some indications as to how and under what conditions the material was originally formed.

Author

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Subject

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1960s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Observatories
  • Comerford, Matthias
  • Meteorites
  • Meteoritics
  • Microstructure studies

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

2003-19531

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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