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

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