[meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite
From: Jan Woreczko & Wadi <ebay_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:35:34 +0200
Maybe it was April Fools'Day?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Farmer" <mike at meteoriteguy.com>
To: "Chris Peterson" <clp at alumni.caltech.edu>
Cc: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Norwegian skydiver nearly struck by meteorite
I just don't see how the camera
could even focus at those speeds, the skydiver and rock intersecting at
what, 300+ mph minimum? How
could the camera catch it in focus? For even a split second.
It is just all to crazy to believe.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 3, 2014, at 11:50 AM, Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu>
> It is not mathematically impossible, just very unlikely.
> While I agree that there are more likely explanations than a meteorite,
> nothing is obviously faked (on casual inspection), and it's dangerous to
> label something as "fake" (which implies deception), or even just "wrong",
> on nothing more than statistical uncertainty.
> Chris L Peterson
> Cloudbait Observatory
>> On 4/3/2014 9:51 AM, Michael Farmer wrote:
>> Fake, absolutely mathematically impossible. More likely a small stone in
>> his pack came out when parachute deployed or scam.
>> Michael Farmer
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