"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:48 PM
Scientist Andrei Zlobin believes he has identified three meteorite pieces in the Tunguska region.
Technology Review said:
The Tunguska impact event is one of the great mysteries of modern history. The basic facts are well known. On 30 June 1908, a vast and powerful explosion engulfed an isolated region of Siberia near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River.
Lets hope another twenty years doesn't pass before these things are properly analyzed! If this is meteoric or cometary material, the isotope ratios should be different enough from terrestrial minerals to tell the tale. They might even be able to confirm that the material struck Earth in the appropriate time frame.