acting commander of the crew of the International Space Station Canadian Chris Hadfield said via Twitter about the discovery of “bullet hole” in one of the ISS solar arrays.
«bullet hole – a small rock from space has passed through our solar battery. I am glad that he has not touched the body, “- wrote Hadfield in the social network, attaching a picture of solar panels, one of which shows a small hole.
Meanwhile, experts doubt that the hole was made by a meteorite. According to them, it was the debris that would be unable to break through the layers Corps International Station. Of the opinion, in particular, holds James Scott, a scientist from the laboratory study of the Moon and the planets of the University of Arizona.
Currently, the ISS, except Hadfield are flight engineers Roman Romanenko, Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos), and Thomas Mashburn and Christopher Cassidy (NASA). Last week, the space truck “Progress” given them a precious cargo – scientific equipment and components, as well as fuel, food, water and air for astronauts.