Joined: 9 Apr 02
As reported by Ars Technica:
Simon Redfern wrote:
On the morning of June 30 in 1908, a gigantic fireball devastated hundreds of square kilometres of uninhabited Siberian forest around the Tunguska river. The first scientists to investigate the impact site expected to find a meteorite, but they found nothing. Because no traces of a meteorite were found, it many scientists concluded that the culprit was a comet. Comets, which are essentially muddy ice balls, could cause such a devastation and leave no trace.
Excellent read. I can only hope this puts one more alien conspiracy theory to rest.
Joined: 19 Nov 00
Those of us with our feet on the ground always knew it was a meteorite.
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