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reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
Wow if someone was hit by something like that they would have a very bad day. At least it would be the last bad day they had.
That meteorite (getting that name when it actually reaches the ground) is a frag from a much bigger chondritic bolide that detonated very high up in the atmosphere, typically 20 to 40 miles up. You can see the ablated sides and also the lighter interior exposed where it fragmented out of the original mass. The lighter exposed material means that there was likely no secondary ablation, meaning that it detonated in a lower altitude than normal and the frags decelerated rapidly . This also means there are more than one, and he was actually parachuting through part of a strewn field of falling fragments.
This is all the info a real meteorite hunter needs to know, and there should be a number of them combing the ground with detectors. I would not be surprised if someone does not indeed recover a few, since the area they fell in is so well documented.
A really cool event, indeed.
I'm sorry, I was unclear. I meant the rock zipped by him at roughly the same speed as the other falling skydiver
very cool, but dont you think that meteorite was traveling a bit slow?
reply to post by Box of Rain
Ok, I'll take your stance. . . it is true!
They captured a meteorite falling from the sky.
The Great Day
This is a youtube channel with divers name in the about tab www.youtube.com...
Look at his videos uploaded....copy the two that show close up animation of meteorite rotation...this looks like hoax for viral marketing perhaps and he forgot to delete cgi stuff from his youtube channel, or itwas just something used in the analyse of his original raw clip.edit on 4-4-2014 by The Great Day because: (no reason given)
The camera sits on the front of the helmet, movies in 1080p30 and capture the best details and meteorite is visible in seven frames. Among other things, they show a strong spin, apparently at least 15 revolutions per second. The animation below shows drawings based on the video, the original image is displayed in the upper left corner. The sizes are adjusted according to distance.