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concertina226 writes: A Norwegian man narrowly avoided being hit by a meteorite while skydiving and has captured the first ever video footage of a meteorite travelling through the air after its flame has gone out.

"I got the feeling that there was something, but I didn't register what was happening," Anders Helstrup of the Oslo Parachute Club. "When we stopped the film, we could clearly see something that looked like a stone. At first it crossed my mind that it had been packed into a parachute, but it's simply too big for that."

A geologist confirmed that a meteoroid had exploded about 20 kilometres above Helstrup and his fellow skydivers.

So far they have found one stone which has coloured patches that resembles a breccia, which is a common type of meteorite rock, but the Natural History Museum in Oslo has laughed at them.

Undeterred, Helstrup and his friends are continuing to search the area, which is quite difficult to search as it contains thick forest, scrub and marshes, so now they want to offer the international meteorite community a chance to help them out on their website.

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Amazing Video Shows Skydiver's Near Miss With Meteorite

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