- Aug 31, 2000
there's several orders of magnitude difference between a 'micro' (meter) fracture and a hole apparently 2 millimeters in size!
A grain of salt moving @ God's own speed would be not unlike the crane attack "no defence".
The whole hole is the ammount of hull material vaporized trying to absorb the kinetic energy of the meteorite.
I would be interested to see how much of the hull and meteor vapor stayed mixed in the atmosphere.
(not a bad reason to let the leak run for a bit, exaust contaminated air through the hole it came from
I'd also look for plasma burns on the opposite wall.