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Skydiver cruza com meteorito em plena queda

11 abril 2014 Atualizado pela última vez 07:08 (Brasília) 10:08 GMT

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Skydiving

Especially when a big, black rock whizzes past as you fall.

Anders Helstrup filmed what some think is a meteorite during his jump in Norway.

One geologist is convinced that the object is indeed from space.

But searches of the ground have been fruitless so far.

Transcrição em português

Skydiving pode ser perigoso…

Especialmente quando uma grande rocha negra passa zunindo enquanto você cai.

Anders Helstrup filmou o que alguns acreditam ser um meteorito durante o seu salto na Noruega.

Um geólogo está convencido de que o objeto teria vindo do espaço.

Mas buscas na terra até agora têm sido infrutíferas.

Vocabulary

skydiving a sport in which you jump from an aircraft and fall for as long as possible before opening a parachute

whizzes moves very fast

meteorite piece of rock from space that has fallen to earth

geologist scientist who studies rocks

fruitless unsuccessful

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

skydiving/ whizzes / meteorite / geologist / fruitless

1. Rare, prehistoric rock art which could be more than 4,000 years old has been discovered in the Brecon Beacons. The Bronze Age discovery was made late last year by national park _________ Alan Bowring.

2. Employees at the online storage firm _________ through corridors on skates and office scooters, some take time off to play pool and video games, and a plush music room is ready for a karaoke contest.

3. A _________ team from Garvagh, County Londonderry, have celebrated their 30th anniversary by jumping from a hot air balloon.

4. Spanish astronomers spotted a _________ with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September.

5. However Mr Burns has admitted that Fuel Entertainment's search may prove _________. "We don't know exactly what we'll find, but it's bound to be interesting," he said.

Answers

Answers:

1. Rare, prehistoric rock art which could be more than 4,000 years old has been discovered in the Brecon Beacons. The Bronze Age discovery was made late last year by national park geologist Alan Bowring.

Source: Bronze Age rock art uncovered in Brecon Beacons http://bbc.in/1oETx7c

2. Employees at the online storage firm whizz through corridors on skates and office scooters, some take time off to play pool and video games, and a plush music room is ready for a karaoke contest.

Source: Digital Indians: How Ruchi Sanghvi engineered her rise http://bbc.in/1g1dmF2

3. A skydiving team from Garvagh, County Londonderry, have celebrated their 30th anniversary by jumping from a hot air balloon.

Source: Skydive team celebrates anniversary http://bbc.in/1mVtPim

4. Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September.

Source: 'Biggest observed meteorite impact' hits Moon http://bbc.in/1gx9FV1

5. However Mr Burns has admitted that Fuel Entertainment's search may prove fruitless. "We don't know exactly what we'll find, but it's bound to be interesting," he said.

Source: ET game excavation confirmed by studio http://bbc.in/1qjH5uf