Skip to comments.Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe?
Posted on 05/21/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT by null and void
At 7.17am on June 30, 1908, an explosion like a hydrogen bomb erupted in Siberia - and until now, scientists have offered no conclusive explanation for the event.
The Tunguska event occurred near the Tunguska River in Siberia
Italian scientists claim to have found chunks of a meteorite in nearby Lake Cheko
Seismic reflection and magnetic data revealed an anomaly close to the lake center, about 30ft below the lake floor compatible with the presence of a buried stony object and supports the impact crater origin for Lake Cheko.'
'The sky split in two and fire appeared high and wide over the forest,' a member of the local Evenki tribe remembered at the time
'The split in the sky grew larger, and the entire northern side was covered with fire.
'At that moment I became so hot I couldn't bear it, as if my shirt was on fire. I wanted to tear off my shirt and throw it down, and then the sky slammed shut. A strong thump sounded and I was thrown a few yards.'
The explosion sent an atmospheric shockwave twice around the world and turned night into day across Europe.
Britain was lit for several days by a beautiful white and yellow sky, bright enough for midnight games of cricket and golf across the country.
This phenomenon is now thought to have been due to sunlight scattered by dust from the fireball's plume.
In a letter to a newspaper, one reader wrote: 'I myself was aroused from sleep at 1.15am, and so strong was the light at this hour, that I could read a book by it quite comfortably.
At 1.45am, the whole sky was a delicate salmon pink, and the birds began their morning song.'
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A really, really large spaceship.
Wow, a rock in the bottom of a lake. Thats pretty impressive evidence. /S
Now if they recover that rock and its pure iridium that would be impressive.
Or an average sized one doing warp 12, and calculating the trajectory wrong. (just a wee bit off, mind you)
Well get some dang drill pipe with a bit on the end and drill into it.
Run a core gun or hydraulics sample taker in the hole and take some samples.
Water and 30' of slush on top shouldn't be too hard to get through.
A very simple *water well* rig powered by a 20 horsepower Briggs and Stratton should be enough.
Unless it really is a ship and we all know how *The Thing* turned out :^)
Not anywhere as well as John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?"...
Thought they were just all about one and the same with a few little twists added or subtracted.
Never read Cambell's original.
Both The Things were based on Campbell’s short story, both have their merits, neither does the story justice.
The sky opening wider and wider, distinct from the “fire”? And then slamming shut? And people reading by the light in the middle of the night halfway around the world?
Uh, yeah, meteor. And, uh, dust. Yeah, that’s it.
I thought that the explosion was caused when Nicoli Tesla used his raygun.
In AFTER the “it was aliens” dude. Geez.
Seeking ubiquity equal to the infamous Helen Thomas, he is.
I told Lt. Malax to run a level three diognostic on the warp plasma inter cooler. But noooooooooo...
Democrats said so long as they don’t directionally drill into rock and frac it, go for it.
Based on old film from the first expedition to the site in the 1920’s the mosquitoes there swarm in the billions and bite like piranhas. I would love to see a video of Putin trying to show off his shirtless pecs in that area.