Russian scientists believe that a piece of decorative glass that sat in the bottom of a schoolteacher’s fish tank for the past 35 years might have been a part of the meteor that caused the Tunguska event, a multi-megaton explosion that occurred over Russia’s remote Tunguska region in 1908. If
The are a lot of strange sounds around lately (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to these special reports). Two unusually powerful explosions occurred in Siberia on February 9th and 12th–were they caused by the same thing as the Tunguska explosion of 1908? The explosions were so huge that the residents of nearby cities felt powerful tremors and many of them ran out into the street in a panic.
AGAIN – The Tunguska mystery has been solved: it was a comet, not a UFO, that flattened leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest in 1908. But now NASA scientists have verified this by studying the exhaust plume from the NASA space shuttle launched a century later.
Engineer Michael Kelley was able to connect the two events by what followed each one about a day later: brilliant, night-visible clouds, or noctilucent clouds, that are made up of ice particles and only form at very high altitudes and in extremely cold temperatures.
The researchers contend that the massive amount of water vapor spewed into the atmosphere by the comet
The event that leveled many acres of trees 100 years ago in Siberia has long been a mystery. The mystery has now been solved.
The Tunguska explosion in 1908 was rumored to have been caused by some sort of explosive device being tested by Russia, but now scientists know that the trees were knocked down by a comet or asteroid, that exploded in the atmosphere with the force of a thousand atomic bombs. How do they know??They’ve found the crater. It?s now Lake Cheko, which is shallow and bowl-shaped.
In BBC News, Paul Rincon quotes Italian researcher Giuseppe Longo as saying, “We have no positive proof this is an impact crater, but we were able to exclude some other hypotheses, and this led us to our conclusion.”
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