[meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite
From: Tom Randall <tommy2005_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:43:35 -0400
Hi Elton and list,
NASA Goddard Images just tweeted a photo from this event. I
tweeted back "this must be a hoax". I think the odds are slim for it to
be a meteorite but hey, I'm no "Expert". It may be remotely possible I
On 04/03/2014 03:34 PM, MEM wrote:
> Picking up on part of what Chis stated: Statistics of "probability" mean nothing in the relm of "possibility". so this is not a valid argument against this being the real thing based on probability alone. Nothing I've seen/read prevents this from being 'bonna fide' video of a falling (soon to be) meteorite. Be it remembered that secondary fusion crust is often light gray.
> Statistically, it was improbable that Michelle Knapp's Malibu would be struck by a meteoroid which entered the atmosphere several states away. Statistically, a meteorite wouldn't "likely" fall at the edge a green where a golfer was putting. Statistically a meteorite wouldn't be "likely" to punch through a house in Alabama, bounce off the radio/tv and, exactly strike a woman relining on a sofa. Statistically all these events are remote, yes-- but not only were they possible they happened and we take their improbability without a blink or a nod.
Received on Thu 03 Apr 2014 03:43:35 PM PDT