Post by Siri Cruz Post by Daniel47 Post by TB Post by Daniel47 Post by TB
Today is the 107th anniversary of an astronomical object exploding over
Tunguska, Siberia on June 30, 1908.
Sorry!! How do you know the object was astronomical??
It came down from above.
Were you/anyone there to watch it "come down"??
The large explosion, lack of impact crater, lack of fallout, and nothing from
the other side of the planet from a black hole collision makes the most likely
candidate a meteor sized object with lots of methane and/or ammonia. Like the
remaining core of a witherred comet. We know such objects exist. On the other
hand we don't have universally accepted evidence of alien spacecraft.
There were numerous eye witnesses to the event, who were interviewed
by various Soviet scientists in the 1920s.
The best current scientific explanations point to largish comet
remnant or stony-iron meteor - something between 60 and 600 feet in
diameter - having a high air-burst; 4 to 6 miles up.
The pattern of fallen trees radiating outward from a hypocenter
strongly resembles the debris effects that were observed during
nuclear testing in the 50s.
The Tunguska Event is rated at approximately 30Mt. According to the US
Air Force, relying on data from satellite detectors, the earth
experiences a 20Kt equivalent event about once a year.
Compare that to the February 15, 2013 meteor event around Chelyabinsk,
Which was not only witnessed, but became an instant YouTube