Skydiver images meteoroid flying past him during jump

A reader points me to this unusual story of a near-miss in the sky: Skydiver nearly struck by meteorite – NRK/Viten

[ Update Apr.8: Phil Plait now think it was just a rock bound up inside the parachute of the other skydiver : Skydiving meteorite: It was a rock. – Bad Astronomy/ ]

Update Apr.22.14: Analysis with software designed to study ballistic debris indicates that it was in fact just a rock falling out of the chute: Forensic Ballistics: How Apollo 12 Helped Solve the Skydiver Meteorite Mystery – The Planetary Society

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  1. I had rocks go flying past me once, too, but that was because I’d packed on a dirt field and didn’t check the last flake of the canopy- oops!

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