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Even tiny meteoroids are capable of damaging the International Space Station, and the space suits used by spacewalkers.
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.
The small meteoroid was discovered earlier today by the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona, and quick calculations showed it was headed for Earth.
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