The object that whizzed past Anders Helstrup
A skydiver had an amazing escape as a meteorite passed a few feet from him as he drifted to Earth after jumping from a plane in Norway.
From Sky News:
Geologist Hans Amundsen told nrk.no: “It can’t be anything else.
“The shape is typical of meteorites – a fresh fracture surface on one side, while the other side is rounded.”
He added the footage from the skydive in 2012, which has only just been reported in Norway, captures for the very first time a meteor in “dark flight”, the portion of its fall to Earth when it does not emit light.
Asked for his opinion on the probability of capturing such an event, Mr Amundsen told nrk.no: “It’s certainly much less likely than winning the lottery three times in a row.”
The search is now on to find what fell from the sky on that day in the county of Hedmark.
A search is now on in the area of the jump to try and find the object.
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