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ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Hit by Meteoroid!

On October 13, 2014, something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).  The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery.  From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a tiny meteoroid.

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Karin Valentine
ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration