[meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:21:08 -0600
Message-ID: <533DD0C4.40409_at_alumni.caltech.edu>

Yes, although with his shoot deployed, he's probably traveling fairly
slowly with respect to terminal velocity.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

On 4/3/2014 2:13 PM, Michael Mulgrew wrote:
> 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 05:21:08 PM PDT

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