[meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite

From: Michael Mulgrew <mikestang_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:13:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMseTy35a59aNdL4_RtRgqhvve5upxddtvHRXXLp9nkE+cUPJw_at_mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Chris Peterson wrote:
> I'd put the terminal velocity for a stone of that apparent size between 50
> and 100 m/s. Say, between 100 and 200 mph (and I'd lean towards the lower
> end given the tumbling).

The sky divers are falling, so the relative speed between them and the
rock would be even less than the rock's terminal velocity.

Michael in so. Cal.
Received on Thu 03 Apr 2014 04:13:17 PM PDT

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