【悲報】人類史上初!隕石に当たって死亡したという男がインドに出現!確率100億分の1

2016年02月08日16:41

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隕石に当たって人が死ぬなんてどんなに不運か、逆に幸運なのかわかりませんが、いずれにせよ確立としては非常に少ないはずで、一説によると雷よりも確率は低いそうです。ただし隕石自体は地球に毎日のように降り注いでいるわけで、あながち皆様も当たらないわけではないわけです。ということでこちらの男性あったようです。

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さて今回はインドのタミル・ナードゥ州に住む40歳のバス運転手の男が、なんと隕石によって死亡したというのだ。問題の男は、工学の大学の近くで水を飲んでいたところ、突然隕石が落下。爆発により隕石の破片が男に当たり死亡。

これにより隕石によって死んだと、地元メディアは主張する。隕石が直接当たって死んだという事例は今までないため、これがもし事実であれば、人類史上初めて隕石によって死んだという事例となる。

隕石が落下するということはよく聞く話だが、それに当たって死ぬというのは雷に当たるよりも確率は低いようだ。

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ただし実際に隕石が落ちて車を破壊した例はあり「ピークスキル隕石」が有名。一説によるとその確率(隕石が自分の頭にヒットする確率)は100億分の1と言われている。

隕石が落下して爆発して死ぬという二次災害の場合はもう少し確率は下がるのかも知れませんね。これが初めてということにはなりますが、予想では「俺のほうが先だ!」と言い張る方が続々出てくるかもしれませんね。

もちろん死んでいるので代理で。



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Has Indian bus driver become first ever person to be killed by a meteorite strike? Witnesses say he died after being hit by splinters from 'exploding space rock'

・The 40-year-old bus driver was rushed to hospital in Tamil Nadu state, India
・He was drinking water near engineering college when space rock crashed
・State's minister said to have confirmed 'mishap' was caused by a meteorite
・Police said 'explosion' caused by 'gelatine sticks' from school construction

By JAY AKBAR FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 23:36 GMT, 7 February 2016 | UPDATED: 19:50 GMT, 8 February 2016

An Indian bus driver has become the first man in recorded history to be killed after he was struck by a meteorite, sensational local reports have claimed.
The space rock crashed near an engineering college in Vellore, in Tamil Nadu state, where the 40-year-old man was standing, said local minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who has awarded 100,000 rupees ($1,470) in compensation to his family.
'A meteorite fell within the college premises,' Jayalalithaa said. The man 'sustained serious injuries and died while on the way to the hospital'.

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The space rock crashed near an engineering college in Vellore, in Tamil Nadu state, where the 40-year-old man was standing, said local minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram. Here, workers examine the site.

Jayalalithaa, a former film star, left tight-lipped local officials struggling to explain the mystery blast at the engineering college that left a small crater and broke windows.
The bus driver was standing on a patch of grass near the college cafeteria when he was killed, while two gardeners and a student were injured, officials said. A dark blue stone resembling a diamond was found at the scene.
Government officials at first suspected the blast was caused by explosives accidentally left after building work.
However, investigations found no evidence of explosive material at the site.
'When no evidence of explosive material was found, we moved to the theory that it might be a meteorite,' said a district official who asked not be named.
'It is not confirmed yet as samples need to be analysed.'
A team from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics was expected to visit on Tuesday to collect samples. G. Baskar, the principal of the college in Vellore district, was working in his cabin when he heard an explosion.
'It was a sound like nothing I've ever heard before,' he said.
'There was no smell at all, no fire, nothing.'
The last reported death from a meteorite strike was in 1825, according to a list kept by International Comet Quarterly, a scientific journal.

Simon Goodwin, an astrophysics expert from Britain's University of Sheffield, said meteorite deaths were rare because the rocks usually burn up when passing through the Earth's atmosphere or land in the ocean or hit remote areas.
'When you look at the fraction of the Earth's surface that is heavily populated, it's not very much,' he said.
In 2013, a meteorite exploded over central Russia, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.

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Indian authorities inspect the site of a suspected meteorite landing on February 7, 2016 in an impact that killed a bus driver and injured three others on February 6. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history. The impact of the object left a large crater in the ground and shattered window panes in a nearby building, killing the driver who was walking past.
Witnesses told the New Indian Express how the driver was rushed to the hospital after being hit by 'splinters' of the so called meteorite, but died on the way.
The impact, which injured three, shattered the windows of nearby buses and buildings, NDTV reported. After hearing the 'deafening' bang outside, students rushed from their classrooms to discover a small crater in the field outside.
Witnesses have told of seeing a glowing, mysterious object falling from the sky - and an explosion when it hit the ground.
But local police have dismissed these reports as rumours, saying the blast was used by 'gelatine sticks' which were abandoned in the ground when the college was being built, New Indian Express reported. Meteor detection website ATLAS says it has 'no experience with asteroid fatalities' and 'death by asteroid' is extremely low risk.

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The 40-year-old man was struck and killed by the splinters of the space rock which fell to ground near an engineering college in Vellore, in Tamil Nadu state (graphic image of an asteroid)
They claimed two of the college's gardeners were burning rubbish when they 'inadvertently set off the unused gelatine sticks'.
Images in local media showed a blueish rock, which Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram described as a 'meteorite' - although scientists say this has not yet been proved.
S. P. Rajaguru, assistant professor at the Indian Astrophysics Institute in Bangalore, said the rock could be a meteorite but further tests were needed.
If proven it would be the first meteorite death of a human in recorded history, he said.
'Most of the meteors never reach the earth surface as they completely vaporise in the atmosphere,' he told AFP by phone.
'Hitting the Earth surface is very rare and there have been no deaths in recorded history.'
The object weighed only 11 grammes, the newspaper added, about as heavy as a AAA battery.
Rajaguru said the missile could be debris from a rocket or a space shuttle.
Meteors are particles of dust and rock that usually burn up as they pass through the Earth's atmosphere. Those that do not burn up completely, surviving the fall to Earth, are known as meteorites.



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2016年02月06日、インド、タミル・ナードゥ州にあるバーラットヒダサン工科大学の敷地内に隕石が落下し、1人が死亡、3人が負傷した。

史上初の隕石にぶつかって死亡した男性の映像がニュースに流れた。

One man was killed and three others were injured after being struck by what is believed to be a meteorite near Bharathidasan Engineering College in Vallore on Saturday. The bus driver who was sitting in his vehicle near the impact site is believed to be the first human in recorded history to die in such manner.

Two gardeners and a college student were injured and hospitalised, while surrounding buildings and vehicles were left with shattered windows following the impact.

Authorities were investigating the 1.2 meter-deep (4 ft) crater, as well as samples of debris at the time of writing in order to determine the object's origin and whether it can be classified as a meteorite.

India: Man killed by ‘meteorite’ for 1st time in history, say officials *VERY GRAPHIC*

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