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Teeny impact on the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule heat shield

Teeny impact on the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule heat shield

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NASA / GSFC / Lockheed Martin / U. Arizona / Emily Lakdawalla

Teeny impact on the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule heat shield
A comparison of two images taken by StowCam on September 22, 2016 and March 2, 2017 shows the mark of a tiny impactor having struck the sample return capsule's heat shield some time in the intervening six months. A detail is shown inset at upper left.

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Original image data dated on or about March 2, 2017

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