[meteorite-list] Fake Norway rock

From: Marco Langbroek <marco.langbroek_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:03:13 +0200
Message-ID: <53465E51.4000403_at_online.nl>

> Well one of the parachutists seems to think someone at NASA did debunk it, since they posted a thank you for the help thanking NASA. I guess they are making that up too:)
> Michael Farmer

Phil Metzger, who has in the past extensively modelled falling debris at Shuttle
launches, has used his models to analyze the video. He concludes that while a
(large) meteorite at distance cannot be fully excluded, the footage is also
consistent with a small rock (pebble size: ~3.3 cm) falling out of the parachute:


I agree with Chris: while a meteorite is still a distinct possibility and has
therefore not been 100% debunked, the falling pebble from parachute explanation
now seems the most likely one.

- Marco

Dr Marco (183294) Langbroek
asteroids at langbroek.org
Received on Thu 10 Apr 2014 05:03:13 AM PDT

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