Found fragments of the Tunguska meteorite

05.05.2013

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Since the fall of the famous Tunguska meteorite has been more than a hundred years, but around this phenomenon is still tense debate. The other day, a Russian scientist Andrei Zlobin said that he had found the wreckage of this cosmic body.


Zlobin currently works at the State Academy of Sciences mineralogical museum. He published an article with a preprint of which can be found at Cornell University in the U.S.. Zlobin submitted photographs of found stones that he believes the meteorite fragments, and laid out his ideas, why they can be regarded as such.

According to him, the stones he found in 1988 during his expedition to the river Hushmu where Zlobin examined the so-called Suslov funnel. In the swamp he found nothing, but on the banks of the river Zlobin amassed a large collection of minerals, which he brought with him to Moscow. For some reason, the collection remained for more than 20 years unparsed, but in 2008 she was finally examined. Among the samples were found three stones with typical bumps in the surface, which may indicate that their cosmic origin.

Results Zlobina among Internet experts Tunguska phenomenon was met with understandable skepticism, since there are no fragments of the meteorite still could not find anyone. It is possible that the stones found really hit the Earth from space, but they can not be associated with the Tunguska phenomenon. Experts still on the subject were not expressed.

Around the Tunguska meteorite scientists have broken a lot of copies were made, the most fantastic assumptions until the landing of alien spacecraft or one of the experiments of Nikola Tesla. It is known that the June 30, 1908 in the Stony Tunguska River explosion of colossal force, most likely the result of a collision with Earth some cosmic body. Despite huge efforts, including Leonid Kulik, who organized the first expedition to the site of a meteorite find it balances failed. Therefore, at present, most experts abandoned the original meteorite hypothesis and suggest that the Tunguska "meteorite" was actually a comet, which consisted mostly of ice and destroyed in the atmosphere (though traditionally it continued to designate a meteorite).
 


Lydia Gradova

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