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#1 Hum

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:28

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.”

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:33

Maybe someone from the plane tried to throw a rock at him :p



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:40

Wow! Talk about lucky! Glad it didn't hit him!  :|



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:46

If it was really a meteorite it would have been going alot faster and one of that size would have burnt up in the atmosphere before it even gets as low as that. the image of it just looks like gravel which could have fell from the inside of the plane from when they jumped out.

 

Or they wanted to create some interest and someone threw a few stones out as to generate some media.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:51

Imagine if it had hit him, I doubt anyone would have thought "meteor" and we'd have a huge conspiracy on our hands.


If it was really a meteorite it would have been going alot faster and one of that size would have burnt up in the atmosphere before it even gets as low as that. the image of it just looks like gravel which could have fell from the inside of the plane from when they jumped out.

 

Or they wanted to create some interest and someone threw a few stones out as to generate some media.

 

It says in the article they think it's part of a larger meteor that exploded in the atmosphere and was low enough to stop glowing.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:52

If it was really a meteorite it would have been going alot faster and one of that size would have burnt up in the atmosphere before it even gets as low as that. the image of it just looks like gravel which could have fell from the inside of the plane from when they jumped out.

 

Or they wanted to create some interest and someone threw a few stones out as to generate some media.

 

The rock wouldn't be going any faster than it's terminal velocity without other forces working on it. so no it woudn't really, remember the skydiver is also still falling fast at this point. 



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 16:03

"A skydiver in Norway captured incredible video of an extinguished meteorite shooting past him soon after he deployed his parachute"

 

What a showoff.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 16:15

I bet this is debris that fell off the plane he just jumped out of



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 16:33

someone on mars is throwing rocks at us again....



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 17:27

I bet this is debris that fell off the plane he just jumped out of


He's in a wing suit. Most likely they've been doing a lot of free fall since jumping and the plane is nowhere near them.

Also not sure what debris would drop from a plane, that size and shape.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 17:39

To slow i doubt its meteorite :iiam:



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 17:46

To slow i doubt its meteorite :iiam:


And again, once meteorites pass through the atmosphere they fall at terminal velocity, and the skydiver is also falling, adding in relativity into the equation.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 17:47

To slow i doubt its meteorite :iiam:

 

This is in the lower and denser atmosphere. The rock has had plenty of time to decelerate to its terminal velocity. For perspective, a typical bowling ball has a terminal velocity of less than 200 MPH.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 17:59

To me, it looked like a little stone swept up when repacking the parachute?

 

Deploy parachute, stone falls out of canopy.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 18:04

To me, it looked like a little stone swept up when repacking the parachute?
 
Deploy parachute, stone falls out of canopy.


You'd have to be blind and dumb to pack a stone the size of two fists and know know it, it would also have been a lot slower than this then.