An incredible world-first video shows the moment that a skydiver was nearly hit by a meteorite as it hurtled towards the Earth.
Anders Helstrup missed certain death by just a few feet when the space rock hurtled past him at 300mph after he leapt from a plane over Hedmark, south east Norway.
It was just after he opened his parachute that a falling stone cannoned past just a few feet away.
But immediately after the jump, Mr Helstrup had no idea that he had come so close to an almost certainly fatal collision - merely that something odd had happened.
Luckily, Mr Helstrup had recorded the jump on a helmet-mounted camera. Playback revealed very clearly that something did happen.
'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,' he said.
'It can’t be anything else. The shape is typical of meteorites – a fresh fracture surface on one side, while the other side is rounded,' he said.