Skydiver Nearly Struck By Meteorite… That’s A First!

Andrew ReveszBy Andrew Revesz

Whoa, cool! This is the first time in history that a meteorite has been filmed in the air after its light goes out… its certainly much less likely than winning the lottery three times in a row, says geologist Hans Amundsen. When a meteoroid enters the Earths atmosphere, it slows down and ionizes molecules around it; it is this blazing track across the sky that is called a meteor. When the light disappears, the meteorite enters the stage called “dark flight”; it then no longer travels at an angle, but falls straight down. This is the first time in history that a meteorite has been filmed during dark flight… no less while skydiving!

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