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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

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  • $\begingroup$ I have watched this on various devices and cannot see what you are talking about, sorry. $\endgroup$ – Rory Alsop Jul 30 '20 at 13:54
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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 '20 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, I see it now. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jul 30 '20 at 14:08
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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 '20 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 '20 at 12:54

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