Meteorite filmed by a skydiver - level 3

Meteorite filmed by a skydiver - level 3

15-04-2014 07:00

A skydiver in Norway has released footage of what he believes is a meteorite.

Filmed back in 2012, Anders Helstrup has spent the past two years trying to find out what the mysterious black object was that sped past him that day.

The footage, filmed on Helstrup’s own head cam, shows what looks like a large rock hurtling by at high speed as he was skydiving over Hedmark in southern Norway.

He insists there was nothing above him at the time, and so, despite cynicism from scientists, believes it was a meteorite. Most meteorites burn when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere, but some do survive and are only extinguished 20 kilometres above the Earth, entering a period of dark flight. It is this that Helstrup believes he captured on video, and together with Norway’s Space and Meteorite Centre, he is trying to piece together where the UFO might have landed.

Difficult words: footage (video), head cam (camera on top of your head), hurtle (move at high speed), insist (tell something you believe is true), cynicism (not believing), extinguish (destroy), dark flight (the meteor falls without fire behind it), UFO (thing from space but we are not sure what it is).


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