A skydiver in Norway captured incredible video of an extinguished meteorite shooting past him soon after he deployed his parachute, something that has never been seen before, let alone been recorded.
“This is the first time in history that a meteorite has been filmed in the air after its light goes out,” geologist Hans Amundsen told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Norway’s largest media organization also know as NRK.
Skydiver Anders Helstrup was lucky. The rock very nearly hit him, it passed so close.
“If you’d jumped a fraction of a second later, you’d be dead,” Amundsen told Helstrup in NRK’s report above. “It would have cut him in half. Imagine a 5-kilo [11-pound] rock hitting you in the chest at 300 kilometers [186 miles] per hour. That would have led to quite an accident investigation.”