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Stephen Wagner

The Tunguska Mystery

By February 17, 2013

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And don't forget the last time something large from space struck Russia: Tunguska!
One 105 years ago - June 30, 1908 - something exploded over Siberia with a force more than 1,000 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Although there are many theories, to this day no one knows for certain what caused it. Read more.

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July 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm
(1) Morris says:

While extremely high temperatures can cause the reversal of the magnetic field, thus supporting the idea of an exploding comet or meteorite, the majority of the reported effects fall more in line with some kind of nuclear explosion. While it is theoretically possible the air in front of the object became superheated to the point that as it approached the earth that it was able to trigger a nuclear explosion in some mineral in the object, it is not very likely.

What is not mentioned in the article are the reports that said the object changed direction at least once. As far as anyone knows this is not something meteorites and comets are known to do.

February 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm
(2) Brian says:

It was established beyond all reasonable doubt during the 1960′s or 1970′s that the Tunguska explosion was caused by a fragment of the comet Encke entering our atmosphere. The claim that the object changed direction is not supported by any evidence-it is simply false memory or similar occurrence. Itis likely that a second, much smaller, fragment from Encke entered the atmosphere further east and caused people to mistakenly think it was them same object.

February 18, 2013 at 5:58 am
(3) shirley says:

Coincidence or Synchronicity (Mon.11 February). This is what Stephen asks. This applies to the Russian Meteor and following that the Near-miss Asteroid. Strange we feared the Asteroid but the Meteor came from nowhere out of the blue on the same day. Makes you think.

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