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Electronic signals indicated that Skylab’s heat shield, which protected the space laboratory from meteoroids and high temperatures, had been sheared off during liftoff.
The meteoroids slam into the atmosphere at high speeds and vaporize.
Tiny meteoroids are likely to blame for these Martian metals.
Even tiny meteoroids are capable of damaging the International Space Station, and the space suits used by spacewalkers.
The small meteoroid was discovered earlier today by the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona, and quick calculations showed it was headed for Earth.
A camera that San Diego’s Malin Space Science Systems built for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter survived a direct strike from a tiny meteoroid while the spacecraft was photographing the moon’s surface.
Occasionally, a larger meteoroid will burn through the atmosphere as a brilliant fireball before fragmenting and sending meteorites down to the surface.
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