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Behold what’s thought to be the first ever video footage of a meteorite falling to earth during its ‘dark flight’, or straight trajectory terminal velocity stage.

In the summer of 2012, Anders Helstrup  of the Oslo Parachute Club jumped from a small plane. His helmetcam records him deploying his chute and – seconds later –  a falling meteorite (travelling at about 300km/h) clearing him by just meters.


(H/T: John Gallen)