Skydiver Almost Hit By Meteorite: Unbelievable Video Of Norwegian Anders Helstrup's Near Miss
A Norwegian skydiver has captured the unbelievable moment he was almost hit by a falling meteorite.
Anders Helstrup recorded the falling rock as he completed a skydive and was not hurt. In fact he barely saw it when it happened:
"I got the feeling that there was something, but I didn't register what was happening," he told NKR.
But when he looked at the film he knew he had caught something very, very rare indeed on camera. In fact it's the first ever film of a meteorite fragment falling to Earth at terminal velocity - a process known as "dark flight".
It is thought the meteorite was part of a larger rock which had exploded 20 kilometres above Helstrup.
According to Hans Amundsen at the Natural History Museum in Oslo, the chances of this happening are "much less likely than winning the lottery three times in a row".