Re: Small meteoroid causes ¡bullet hole¢ in ISS solar panel

From: Jim Scotti (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2013 - 04:46:32 UTC

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    I doubt that a meteoroid caused this hole - it's far more likely that a bit of 
    space junk caused the damage - in low Earth orbit, there are far more bits of 
    space junk than meteoroids and from what I can tell, they don't have any further 
    information on the impact speed or composition of the impactor than just the 
    hole in the solar panel.
    On Mon, 29 Apr 2013, Kevin Fetter wrote:
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