Micrometeoroid impact study

Micrometeoroid impact study

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Caption: Simulating micrometeoroid impacts. Researcher studying the effect of collisions with tiny, dust-sized particles (micrometeoroids) on materials used in satellites. Although these particles are tiny, they may hit satellites at very high speed. He is using a laser to simulate impacts that produce pressure of around a thousand tonnes per square centimetre. Photographed at the Laboratoire de Combustion et de Detonique, Futuroscope, Poitiers, France.

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