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What are the odds - Skydiver almost hit by meteorite

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What are the odds of catching a shot of a meteorite when jumping from an aeroplane as it passes by you?

 

According to geologist Hans Amundsen - of the Natural History Museum in Oslo - this is the first ever film of a meteorite falling through its dark flight stage. The chances of this happening, according to the scientist, are "much less likely than winning the lottery three times in a row."

 


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Saw this on the news last night. Crazy stuff. Now they're trying to locate where the meteorite hit the ground.


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That is absolutely insane. Lucky he got it on video! 


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I hope he bought a lottery ticket!

 

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What are the odds of catching a shot of a meteorite when jumping from an aeroplane as it passes by you?

 

What are the odds of a similar meteorite striking a Boeing 777 shortly after reaching cruise alt. and causing catastrophic damage & depressurization?

Such an event would seem to fit what is known of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370.

( In 1963 an Air Canada DC8 plunged almost vertically into a swamp. There was literally nothing visible of the airplane. Such a crash in jungle might be virtually invisible to search planes.)

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What are the odds of a similar meteorite striking a Boeing 777 shortly after reaching cruise alt. and causing catastrophic damage & depressurization?
Such an event would seem to fit what is known of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370.

 

I would have to say no.

 

The speed of a meteorite would obliterate a 777 and MH370 was tracked on radar and pinged on satellite

 

 

 


( In 1963 an Air Canada DC8 plunged almost vertically into a swamp. There was literally nothing visible of the airplane. Such a crash in jungle might be virtually invisible to search planes.)

 

I have no idea where you are getting this from because Air Canada commenced operations on 1 January 1965. .


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I'm guessing that's a practical joke.  Probably started circulating on April Fool's day.

 

 

I had the same thoughts as well, due to this being in Europe and it is not yet summer there, that kind of gives it away.


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My wife was no more than a hundred feet from something that fell from the sky some years back.  She was walking along the beach.  I was some ways behind her.  The flaming object landed in the water.  From the bright green color, I would surmise that it was mostly copper and therefore a piece of space junk that de-orbited.

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I would have to say no.

 

The speed of a meteorite would obliterate a 777 and MH370 was tracked on radar and pinged on satellite

 

 

 

 

I have no idea where you are getting this from because Air Canada commenced operations on 1 January 1965. .

Depends on the size of the particle- always remember e=mc(squared) !

I would guess a grain of sand/small pebble size might make a hole similar to a 50 cal bullet.

 

You are technically correct- the DC8 that crashed at St Therese Que. was operated by TCA (Trans Canada Airlines- 1938) which was renamed Air Canada in 1965.  (as prep for privatization from gov't ownership as I recall.)

I flew out of Calgary on another DC8 a few hours after the crash- you have never seen a more subdued load of passengers- almost total cabin quiet and a lot of pale faces -all listening to mysterious flap and gear hydraulic sounds! 

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My wife was no more than a hundred feet from something that fell from the sky some years back.  She was walking along the beach.  I was some ways behind her.  The flaming object landed in the water.  From the bright green color, I would surmise that it was mostly copper and therefore a piece of space junk that de-orbited.

Wow that must have been somthing!  It is said that tons of material fall to earth each day. so maybe it isnt as unlikely as it seems ... it is a wild weird world after all even without people!

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It is said that tons of material fall to earth each day. so maybe it isnt as unlikely as it seems ...

 

A little research says that perhaps 19,000 meteorites of over 3.5 oz. are intercepted by Earth each day.

Earth acquires about 100 tons of dust sized micro meteorites daily.

A few each day, are the size of a baseball or basketball. And it's said that once a week or so, earth is hit by a rock the size of a car!

So remember that, the next time you are sipping a cool one at 40,000 ft. !!!

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The speed of a meteorite would obliterate a 777

 

Not necessarly. Some meteorites slows down in the atmosphere to the point were they fall like freefall

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