Chondrules: Suggestion Concerning the Origin

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Science  01 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3731, pp. 54-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3731.54


The millimeter-sized, sometimes glassy spheroids called chondrules that occur abundantly in stony meteorites may have been produced by lightning in the primitive Laplaciantype nebula while earthy materials were condensing and collecting to form the asteroids and the terrestrial planets.