Tunguska

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  1. Wade

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  2. Castle-Yankee54

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    Would be interesting to se what the scientists actually said......the article seems a tad confused.
     
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    Russian Scientists Search for 'Cosmic Matter' Near Site of Tunguska Blast

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    Scientists in Russia are studying sediment from a Siberian lake in the hope of finding 'cosmic matter' which will confirm that the Tunguska explosion was caused by a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere. While this hypothesis for the mysterious 1908 event, which saw an enormous blast flatten 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles, has already been largely accepted by the scientific community, it remains unproven. Over the years, some rogue researchers have put forward alternative possibilities for what could have been behind the incident, including the fantastic suggestion that Nikola Tesla was somehow to blame for the event.

    Now a new expedition reportedly featuring experts from four scientific organizations in Russia looks to put an end to the speculation. "The mystery of the Tunguska Catastrophe worries both the scientists and the public," said Dr. Arthur Meidus, one of the researchers working on the project, "many of us still hope to unravel the scenario of 1908 disaster." The focus of the study centers around sediment found at the depths of a remote lake located approximately 25 miles from what is believed to have been the epicenter of the blast. "Spring-autumn wastewaters and the Lakura River brought traces of the Tunguska catastrophe to this lake," Meidus explained.

    By determining which layer of sediment can be connected to the time frame of the Tunguska blast, the researchers hope to examine this material using what are described as "modern methods of microanalysis" using advanced scientific techniques. If the explosion were truly caused by a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere, they say, then the study should find "microparticles of extraterrestrial origin" in the sand extracted from the lake. Such a discovery, the research team contends, would finally close the case once and for all. One can only hope that this attempt at solving a decades-old Russian mystery goes better than the reopened Dyatlov Pass investigation from last year that we're still waiting to be resolved.


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    Bold New Theory Offered for Source of Tunguska Blast

    An intriguing new theory has been offered for what caused the legendary 1908 Tunguska event. Scientists studying the strange incident, in which a mysterious blast of some kind flattened a whopping 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles in Siberia, have long suspected that it was caused by a meteor striking the Earth. However, a recently published paper reportedly calls that hypothesis into question and, instead, put forward a rather fantastic alternative explanation.

    Siberian scientists studying the case argue that the Tunguska event was actually the result of a sizeable iron asteroid entering the Earth's atmosphere, skimming the planet, and then shooting back out into space. The bold idea was based on mathematical models which explored different scenarios wherein asteroids of varying size, composition, and trajectory interacted with the Earth. Through this process, researchers were able to rule out an icy ball and a rocky object as the culprits for the blast and, in turn, determined that it was most likely an iron asteroid.

    The model which best matched what occurred in 1908 indicated that the iron interloper was approximately 320 to 650 feet in diameter and zipped across 1,800 miles of the Earth's atmosphere before exiting back into space. This brief moment, researchers say, would generate the force seen on the ground in Tunguska and explain why there is no crater that can be connected with the event. The scientists behind the paper also noted that the theory accounts for "optical effects associated with a strong dustiness of high layers of the atmosphere over Europe, which caused a bright glow of the night sky."


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  5. Castle-Yankee54

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    An interesting idea...….but much of the evidence indicates an airburst similar to the one in Chelubynsk in 2013.
     
  6. 1963

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    Yes, imo the Tunguska event is certainly 'required-reading' for any young student of the anomalistc and paranormal as many of us were.
    I as you can probably guess, first began to become engrossed in the incident at an early age in view that it was widely touted as being the product of a 'crashed flying saucer', which was a prospect that initially excited my curiosity as from time to time I came upon articles that claimed that there was eye-witness testimony of the actual 'object' changing direction before crashing. … ergo intelligently controlled! … But unlike the sensation seeking suppliers of such unsubstantiated tall-tales like that kind of claim I grew to require a much greater degree of reliable corroboration to accept this as any kind of evidence of anything really,... and after all these years I've not found any, and so declare B.S on that!
    … I also declare a similar feeling about the 'Alien-Battlefield', the 'Secret Nuclear-testing', the 'Mini Black Hole', the Mysterious-manifestation of a clump of Anti-matter', and especially the nutty 'Nicola Tesla Energy Weapon' theories!
    … And though I claim to be no expert at all in these matters, I would be prepared to throw my hat into the far more sensible [and imho likely] Airburst Theory, that has been proposed and soberly explained in recent years. [ as mentioned by Nivek above. :Thumbsup: ]

    .. but the more exciting and even romantic notions of alien altruism etc from the likes of Asimov et al will always have a place in my heart .. if not reasoning when thinking about Tunguska . lol.
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