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Skydiver narrowly avoids meteorite collision

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Anders Helstrup had been parachuting over Norway when he was almost hit by a falling space rock.

The chances of being struck by a meteorite are infinitesimally small, yet Helstrup came perilously close when one whizzed past him during the skydive two years ago.

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He better not walk in a flat field during a thunderstorm then.

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Absolutely amazing, very lucky for him too.

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Very cool. I hope they find it!

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I am amazed.

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there are more meteorites hitting earth than you may think..

a handful of baseball sized meteor hit earth every day, according to this website

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_meteors_hit_the_earth_per_day

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It was no accident. Just ask this guy:

http://metro.co.uk/2...-aliens-451557/

Classic.

He's lucky it wasn't a fireball still. Is he sure the guy up in the plane didn't huck a rock at him? :)

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I find it a bit difficult to believe because of the speed at which meteors enter our atmosphere. Granted drag will eventually slow them down if they survive hitting the atmosphere, but I find it rather surprising that it was moving slowly enough to capture on several frames of film.

Still, unless it's a hoax it's hard to explain where the rock came from. Hopefully it wasn't frozen toilet water from a jumbo jet!

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Being discussed on SGL, opinion suggests it a stone that was in his chute

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Wow. Time for him to buy some lottery tickets, if it's true.

Edited by Hida Akechi
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Talk about a close call...

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When god starts throwing rocks directly at you, its probably time to reassess your life.

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Don't know if its a hoax or not cool anyways

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Wow that's awesome! I hope they find it and he can keep it as a souvenir.

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