The Tunguska Event

Friday, 25th November 2005 by

This orange crescent shaped blur is ground zero of the Tunguska Event. Way out in the Tunguska region of Russia it is where the Tunguska meteor impact is said to have taken place on the morning of June 30th 1908. The size of the blast was estimated to be 10-15 megatons. It felled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, that's a lot of trees. Of course, there are various other tin-foil-hat theories out there as to the cause of the explosion. Some of my favourites are:

  • A black hole
  • An anti-matter explosion (like in star trek)
  • A UFO crash
  • The result of an experiment by Nikola Tesla, on the other side of the world in New York.


Thanks: Matt, morinox, Tesla_HV, Timo V Tikansalo & Rob