NASA Lunar observation craft hit by meteoroid
In an extremely unlikely sequence of events, a camera on a NASA machine equipped with three cameras was struck by a meteorologist compiling an image, researchers determined. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter called RSO was reached in 2014.
The researchers noticed that something was wrong when the ship taking pictures of the surface of the moon sent a strange image to the earth. The spacecraft is in orbit, so it takes images from one line at a time to adjust the motion and uses thousands of images online to compile a complete image.
The strange image that the RPG has returned to Earth after being struck by a meteorologist. Photo: NASA
The images are usually very detailed and high quality, so when the researchers got the unusual picture above, they began to work on what went wrong. Altering the image can be seen in light waves of the photo that are more serious in the center of the photo.
The researchers determined that the camera used to take the picture would be affected by something directly, possibly a meteorologist, when taking the photo. The researchers tested the cameras under turbulent conditions to ensure that take-off and launch would not have any detrimental effect on them. Using the same simulation used to test the cameras before takeoff, they have been tested under different conditions to try to reproduce the photo they had received from space, according to NASA.
A bullet hole – a small stone of the universe passed through our solar system. Glad to have lost his helmet. Pic.twitter.com/iBHFVfp1p8
– Chris Hadfield (@ Cmdr_Hadfield) April 29, 2013
What is a météoroute?
A meteorologist is about any piece of rock or iron that travels through space. They are smaller than asteroids and are generally small pieces that have broken the larger masses. Moons can also come off sometimes. When a meteorologist enters the atmosphere and breaks from Earth, it is called a meteor star or shot. They usually burn in the atmosphere, but if they do not, and just land on Earth, they are called meteorites.
This helped them determine the size of the meteorologist who also hit. He finally came to the conclusion that he was likely to size his head about half a hairpin and travel faster than a bullet is.
This event is so rare because the work only takes images in period brightness and even if it exceeds ten percent of that time image capture, according to Mark Robinson, principal investigator at the loom.
The RSO is still in space orbiting and gathering information because the event did not cause potential damage to the spacecraft or hindered it beyond the occasional photographic disturbance function.
“Given that the impact has not presented any technical problem to the health and safety of the instrument, the team only announce this as a fascinating example of how you can use the engineering data unexpectedly,” said John Keller, LRO A science project, according to NASA.
In 2013, an astronaut of the International Space Station Twitter a photo of the station a small hole in one of the solar panels of the station. The “bullet hole” that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield called was caused by a small meteor.
The ISS can navigate off the path of large asteroids if necessary, but we expect it to be hit with small space debris every few months, to Space.com a NASA spokesman. NASA scientists also spend time hunting large pieces of debris so that the ISS can prepare or move in a large amount of time if needed.