In recent videos from the ISS, specifically videos after the recent Demo 2 docking, there are what seems to be little particles stuck inside or on the camera lens. I am wondering, is this damage from radiation to the camera? For an example, check out

. It is fast forwarded to a good point, Look at the man in the middle's left leg, there is a white dot that is caused by the camera.

Camera Damage

  • $\begingroup$ I have watched this on various devices and cannot see what you are talking about, sorry. $\endgroup$
    – Rory Alsop
    Jul 30, 2020 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ Can you annotate a still? I don't see what you are referring to. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2020 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble I added a image with the phenomenon circled. If you watch these videos long enough you can tell that these don't move with the background and are static. $\endgroup$
    – john doe
    Jul 30, 2020 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ I don't have a source, but it's my understanding that this is indeed radiation damage. You see this degradation in most all of the video from cameras on the ISS. $\endgroup$
    – Brad
    Jul 31, 2020 at 3:43
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    $\begingroup$ Most of the cameras on the ISS, especially the older ones, have accumulated quite a bit of radiation damage over the years. This damage manifests itself in "stuck" or broken "pixels" on the camera's sensor. $\endgroup$
    – Dragongeek
    Jul 31, 2020 at 12:54


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