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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor 142

reifman (786887) writes "Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn't realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to experts and they realized he had captured a meteorite falling during its dark flight — when it has been slowed by atmospheric braking, and has cooled and is no longer luminous."
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

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  • Re:Two years? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by fellip_nectar ( 777092 ) on Friday April 04, 2014 @07:24AM (#46659539)

    The skydiver had his 'chute open (so probably moving at around 30kph) and the rock was said to be moving at ~300kph... So the rock was passing him at ~75m/s

    If the video was shot at 25fps progressive (This is in PAL-land, remember), the rock would move around 3m between frames. Which pretty much matches up to that composite image from TFA.

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