A Jolt to the Camera

Wild back-and-forth lines through a lunar surface image
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
October 20, 2017
CreditNASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
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The first wild back-and-forth line records the moment on October 13, 2014 when the left Narrow Angle Camera's radiator on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was struck by a meteoroid, a small natural object in space.