Missed Me By That Much!

Ok, after watching this video, this has to be the luckiest guy in the world for two reasons.

1.  He’s the first person to catch a flamed out meteorite in mid-air barely missing him; and

2. he’s the first person to catch a flamed out meteorite in mid-air barely missing him.

Anders Helstrup - Anders Helstrup in his wing suit. - Foto: Roger Myren / NRK

The lucky Norwegian skydiver is Anders Helstrup.  He was just out for typical jump in his wing-suit in 2012 when the meteorite went by him.  He and many other people have spent the last couple of years of hunting in the woods, marshes and muck to find the meteorite.  Alas, it still remains at large.

Geologists believe that the meteorite had been part of a larger meteor that exploded about 20 kilometres above Helstrup during his jump (see number 1 above).  They also believe that it is a fairly ordinary Breccia meteorite.  However, due to the filming during flight, the meteorite has increased in value greatly.  I’m not sure what Mr. Helstrup plans to do with the meteorite if he finds it, but all indications are that he would give it to the Natural History Museum in Oslo.

 

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

159 thoughts on “Missed Me By That Much!

  1. I thought it was the emerging consensus was that it was no meteorite:

    “Let’s get straight to the conclusion. The good news: The crowdsourcing was a success. The bad news: There is no meteorite. It was a rock accidentally packed into the parachute. But how? It was a scenario considered from the beginning and it kept haunting us until the time we went public, as Anders told in the TV interview. …

    We think we can reconstruct what happened: A pebble, a few cm in size at most, was accidentally caught inside the parachute at the landing site after the previous jump. Then the parachute was packed on a clean floor and the pebble was not noticed. Then Anders made the jump with the stowaway. This is a wingsuit dive and he’s travelling fast northwards at an downward angle of approximately 40 degrees. When he releases the parachute, the wind catches it and it shoots out to the south of him. The parachute is held back by the cords, but the pebble is not. The pebble is now increasingly getting further south and further above Anders. However, the parachute then slows Anders down, he makes a 250 degree clockwise rotation and at this moment the pebble happens overtake him. It had now been falling for a few seconds and was no longer accelerating much.

    The exact details are somewhat unclear, but it doesn’t matter. It has been demonstrated that a pebble brought by the parachute can appear falling rapidly, not accelerating much, above the parachute a few seconds later. It doesn’t matter that a long chain of events that usually don’t happen is required when the alternative hypothesis is a passing meteorite.”

    [ http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=1497 ]

    • I have no idea why my own sentence became so garbled. Maybe I need to adjust the blood content of my coffee circulation system…

  2. Is it a coincidence that the number one source of calories in the
    United States, high-fructose corn syrup HFCS , is made from the most heavily subsidized crop
    — corn? generic viagra india Is it a coincidence that the number
    one source of calories in the United States,
    high-fructose corn syrup HFCS , is made from
    the most heavily subsidized crop — corn?

  3. Last month a law went into effect permitting residents there to buy mail-order drugs from certain foreign countries, including
    neighboring Canada. http://ltdviagragogo.com/ Last month
    a law went into effect permitting residents there to buy mail-order drugs from certain foreign countries, including neighboring Canada.

  4. I just want to mention I am just new to blogging and truly savored your blog. Most likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You amazingly have fabulous articles. Thank you for sharing your blog.

  5. Another important part is that if you are a senior, travel insurance pertaining to pensioners is something you should make sure you really look at. The older you are, the greater at risk you might be for getting something bad happen to you while in foreign countries. If you are not covered by some comprehensive insurance policy, you could have several serious difficulties. Thanks for sharing your hints on this weblog.

  6. There are some attention-grabbing time limits in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity however I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

  7. Hi would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a honest price? Kudos, I appreciate it!

  8. I just want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and site-building and definitely liked your web-site. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You certainly come with good articles and reviews. Many thanks for revealing your webpage.

  9. In this awesome scheme of things you’ll receive an A+ for hard work. Where you lost me personally was first on all the facts. You know, as the maxim goes, details make or break the argument.. And it couldn’t be more true here. Having said that, permit me reveal to you just what exactly did work. Your text can be extremely engaging which is possibly why I am making the effort in order to opine. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. 2nd, while I can notice the jumps in logic you come up with, I am not sure of exactly how you appear to connect the ideas which inturn help to make your conclusion. For now I shall yield to your point but trust in the near future you actually link your dots better.

  10. Great – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs and related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Excellent task..

  11. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful info specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  12. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  13. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after going through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  14. I simply want to say I’m beginner to blogs and absolutely liked this web site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You actually have very good posts. Appreciate it for revealing your web site.

  15. I and also my guys were actually examining the great strategies on your website and so then I had a terrible suspicion I had not thanked you for those secrets. Most of the people became for this reason happy to study all of them and have in effect unquestionably been enjoying those things. Many thanks for really being very kind as well as for utilizing these kinds of magnificent tips most people are really needing to learn about. My personal sincere regret for not saying thanks to sooner.

  16. This will be the proper weblog if you really wants to check out this topic. You are aware of much its virtually challenging to argue along with you (not too I just would want…HaHa). You certainly put a different spin on the topic thats been written about for a long time. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  17. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  18. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

  19. Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, however I actually thought you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

  20. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  21. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after browsing through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly pleased I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly.

  22. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS. I don’t understand why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!

  23. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a number of websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  24. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉

  25. Great post and right to the point. I am not sure if this is in fact the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to get some professional writers? Thanks in advance 🙂

  26. You lost me, buddy. I mean, I assume I get what youre declaring. I understand what you are saying, but you just appear to have forgotten that there are some other men and women inside the world who see this issue for what it actually is and may possibly not agree with you. You may be turning away many of persons who might have been followers of your weblog.

  27. Hello there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

  28. Hey there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price? Many thanks, I appreciate it!

  29. A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a bit of analysis on this. And he the truth is bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If doable, as you turn into expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with more details? It’s extremely helpful for me. Massive thumb up for this weblog submit!

  30. Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

  31. This is a truly good site post. Not too many people would actually, the way you just did. I am really impressed that there is so much information about this subject that have been uncovered and you’ve done your best, with so much class. If wanted to know more about green smoke reviews, than by all means come in and check our stuff. [Reply]

  32. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  33. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t fail me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I actually thought you’d have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  34. I actually wanted to post a simple word so as to appreciate you for some of the splendid instructions you are writing at this website. My time consuming internet search has at the end been honored with reputable tips to write about with my pals. I would express that most of us site visitors actually are unquestionably lucky to be in a very good network with so many awesome professionals with useful advice. I feel really blessed to have used your site and look forward to really more awesome moments reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.

  35. What i do not realize is actually how you’re not actually much more well-liked than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You realize thus significantly relating to this subject, made me personally consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated unless it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. Always maintain it up!

  36. hey there and thanks for your information – I’ve definitely picked up something new from proper here. I did then again experience some technical points the use of this website, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times prior to I may just get it to load properly. I have been pondering if your web host is OK? No longer that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading circumstances times will very frequently have an effect on your placement in google and can harm your high-quality rating if ads and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I am including this RSS to my e-mail and can glance out for a lot extra of your respective interesting content. Make sure you update this once more soon..

  37. My spouse and i have been so comfortable that Michael could complete his basic research from your ideas he obtained using your web pages. It is now and again perplexing to just continually be giving freely instructions that many some others might have been making money from. And now we do understand we have got you to give thanks to because of that. The explanations you made, the easy blog menu, the friendships your site give support to promote – it’s got many remarkable, and it’s aiding our son in addition to us feel that that theme is exciting, and that’s pretty pressing. Thanks for everything!

  38. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  39. I must say, as a lot as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from far more than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so considerably. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.Jobs offered

  40. After study a couple of of the blog posts on your website now, and I really like your manner of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website checklist and shall be checking again soon. Pls try my site as nicely and let me know what you think.

  41. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  42. A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing slightly analysis on this. And he actually purchased me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If doable, as you change into experience, would you mind updating your blog with more particulars? It is extremely useful for me. Huge thumb up for this blog publish!

  43. I am also writing to let you understand of the outstanding experience my princess found studying your webblog. She mastered too many issues, which include what it is like to have an awesome giving spirit to make men and women very easily know some very confusing subject matter. You actually surpassed my expectations. Thank you for churning out these essential, trusted, revealing not to mention easy tips about this topic to Mary.

  44. Throughout the great scheme of things you get an A+ just for effort. Exactly where you actually misplaced us was on all the specifics. As it is said, details make or break the argument.. And it couldn’t be more correct right here. Having said that, let me reveal to you just what did work. The article (parts of it) is certainly rather engaging and that is possibly the reason why I am taking the effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. 2nd, while I can easily see a leaps in logic you come up with, I am definitely not certain of just how you appear to connect the points which in turn help to make your conclusion. For the moment I will yield to your position but trust in the near future you actually link the facts better.

  45. An interesting dialogue is value comment. I think that it’s best to write extra on this subject, it may not be a taboo topic however generally individuals are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  46. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!

  47. Virtually all of the things you point out is supprisingly appropriate and it makes me wonder the reason why I had not looked at this in this light before. This piece really did turn the light on for me personally as far as this particular topic goes. Nevertheless at this time there is actually one particular position I am not really too comfortable with so whilst I attempt to reconcile that with the actual central theme of the issue, allow me see what the rest of the readers have to point out.Well done.

  48. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  49. I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site. Reading this info So i’m glad to express that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot for sure will make sure to do not omit this website and provides it a look regularly.

  50. I simply wanted to send a quick remark to be able to thank you for the wonderful tips and hints you are writing on this site. My rather long internet investigation has at the end of the day been recognized with good know-how to go over with my company. I ‘d express that many of us readers actually are rather fortunate to be in a very good network with many perfect individuals with insightful pointers. I feel pretty fortunate to have used your entire web site and look forward to so many more fabulous moments reading here. Thanks once again for all the details.

  51. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers

  52. My spouse and i ended up being really more than happy when Raymond managed to round up his preliminary research through the precious recommendations he got through the web page. It’s not at all simplistic to just be giving out guidance that many some people may have been making money from. And we also know we’ve got the blog owner to thank for this. The type of explanations you’ve made, the easy website menu, the friendships you will make it possible to create – it’s mostly powerful, and it is aiding our son and the family know that the subject matter is enjoyable, and that’s pretty mandatory. Thank you for all the pieces!

  53. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *