[meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite

From: Stuart McDaniel <actionshooting_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:12:09 -0400
Message-ID: <9FE41F9A-0AD6-4E86-9B78-D7BBC2DB02FA_at_carolina.rr.com>

I agree it is possible. The resolution and focus of the GoPro camera is well capabile of making that video. Terminal velocity is around 120mph and the diver would be traveling about the same as the rock at that height.

Stuart McDaniel

> On Apr 3, 2014, at 15:34, MEM <mstreman53 at yahoo.com> 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.
> Elton
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