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Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe?
Daily Mail ^ | 08:49 EST, 17 May 2012 | Rob Waugh

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Russia
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; fistofanangrygod; godgravesglyphs; godsgravesglyphs; russia; siberia; tunguska
I liked it better as a crashing alien space ship...
1 posted on 05/21/2012 9:32:44 PM PDT by null and void
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To: KevinDavis

Ping.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: null and void
What ~Really~ crashed at Tunguska?


3 posted on 05/21/2012 9:48:48 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


4 posted on 05/21/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: null and void

A really, really large spaceship.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: null and void
They claim to have detected a stony fragment in the lake that could be a remnant of the meteorite that caused the explosion.

Wow, a rock in the bottom of a lake. That’s pretty impressive evidence. /S

Now if they recover that rock and its pure iridium that would be impressive.

6 posted on 05/21/2012 9:55:20 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: null and void

Or an average sized one doing warp 12, and calculating the trajectory wrong. (just a wee bit off, mind you)


7 posted on 05/21/2012 9:55:42 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: null and void
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.'

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 :^)

8 posted on 05/21/2012 10:03:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
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?"...

9 posted on 05/21/2012 10:08:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1217 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void
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.

10 posted on 05/21/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Both The Things were based on Campbell’s short story, both have their merits, neither does the story justice.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 10:38:04 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1217 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

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.

Yep.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 11:27:51 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: null and void

I thought that the explosion was caused when Nicoli Tesla used his raygun.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 11:46:57 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: shibumi

In AFTER the “it was aliens” dude. Geez.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 12:22:10 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Seeking ubiquity equal to the infamous Helen Thomas, he is.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 12:26:22 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I told Lt. Malax to run a level three diognostic on the warp plasma inter cooler. But noooooooooo...


16 posted on 05/22/2012 12:45:05 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: BigCinBigD
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17 posted on 05/22/2012 1:03:40 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: null and void
Yeah, and now Putin will take off his shirt and, looking as manly as ever, swim down to it only to find out it's one of the Pod things from War of the Worlds and all hell will break loose... Typical Soviet KGB dude....
18 posted on 05/22/2012 1:10:12 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: The Cajun

Democrats said so long as they don’t directionally drill into rock and frac it, go for it.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 1:28:12 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: MacMattico

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.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 1:46:42 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana
He has special manly sweat that repels Mosquito's. Don't you now anything about the great one? /s :)

Hmm... I wonder if the alien Pod attracts these large swarms of Mosquitos? Seriously, I really have been interested in this site for a long time, and I hope they learn much more about it, and can get samples if it is a meteorite.

21 posted on 05/22/2012 1:57:05 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: null and void

“Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe?”

“Which” should be “that”.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 2:38:22 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: null and void

I bet what they found will be incredibly dense, perhaps a small fragment of dark matter. A piece the size of a baseball would weigh a ton. Or more.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 2:55:09 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: null and void
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.'

It must have been an amazing sight.....far enough away from the impact zone, of course.

24 posted on 05/22/2012 3:15:49 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: jayrunner

Admiral Peary still never got the message.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 3:23:08 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: submarinerswife

Even more amazing close up...


26 posted on 05/22/2012 8:06:01 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1218 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Lurker; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Lurker.




27 posted on 05/22/2012 9:43:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Lurker.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 9:44:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought it was a comet which exploded in the air?

The Soviet scientitsts “proved” as much.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Whatever the impactor, if this rock chunk turns out to be part of it, the mid-air explosion idea will probably win out. The Barringer Crater/Meteor Crater in Arizona is 3/4 a mile across while the impactor was a hunk of stone about 75 feet across. On impact, the impactor (as well as about the same mass of the surface of the Earth) basically vaporized, with some of it condensing in the vicinity.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought this”meteor” changed course on the way in.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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Heh, yeah, in the book “The Fire Came By”, which purports to show that the Tunguska object was actually an extraterrestrial craft attempting to land for repairs in the most remote, unpopulated area the aliens could find, it is claimed (based on a vintage newspaper article from British India) that the bolide must have changed directions. That argument doesn’t hold up though, as much as I’d love some evidence of ET landings. :’)


32 posted on 05/22/2012 10:39:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void
Dr Ray Stantz: Are you okay?
Louis: Who are you guys?
Dr Ray Stantz: We're the Ghostbusters.
Louis: Who does your taxes?
Dr Ray Stantz: You know, Mr. Tully, you are a most fortunate individual.
Louis: I know!
Dr Ray Stantz: You have been a participant in the biggest interdimensional cross rip since the Tunguska blast of 1908!
Louis: Felt great.
Dr. Egon Spengler: We'd like to get a sample of your brain tissue.
Louis: Okay.
33 posted on 05/22/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: null and void

I believe you are correct. Documentarian John Carpenter proved it in “The Thing”, based partly on a true story.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: null and void; SunkenCiv

Mulder, did you hear what they found at Tunguska?

35 posted on 05/22/2012 2:11:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: going hot
"Or an average sized one doing warp 12, and calculating the trajectory wrong."

"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, farm boy. Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"
36 posted on 05/22/2012 4:43:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SunkenCiv

Not to start a 9/11 conspiracy thread but I was listening on the radio the other day and some guy was going off about the plane that hit the Pentagon and how the gubmints story didn’t add up but they plane was size “x” and the sum of the parts found didn’t equal the whole.

The physics I have seen on that collision say basically the same thing about this meteor, that object “x” accelerating until it collides with immovable object and then basically disenigrates on impact.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun

:') Thanks for not hijackin' the thread. ;')
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38 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void

bttt


39 posted on 05/24/2012 7:31:39 AM PDT by dennisw
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