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The Tunguska mystery

Author: V V Rubt︠s︡ov; Edward Ashpole
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The summer of 1908 witnessed the arrival of an unknown space body and an explosion over the Tunguska forest in central Siberia that could have flattened any major city on Earth. Since then, numerous attempts have been made to unravel this mystery. The public has often read headlines that said: "The Great Enigma of the Tunguska Meteorite Has Been Solved!" But such statements were premature. Only now do we have the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V V Rubt︠s︡ov; Edward Ashpole
ISBN: 0387765735 9780387765730
OCLC Number: 434022789
Notes: "Editor of this book, Edward Ashpole"--Page vii.
Description: ix, 318 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The enigma of Tunguska --
The big bang of more than regional significance --
A shocking discovery --
Ideas become bizarre --
Radical new research --
Tracks too large to be seen --
The third key --
Significant details for the big picture --
Grasping the chaos --
From comet to plasmoid to mirror matter --
The theory is dead : Long live the new model --
So what is the answer?
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: Vladimir Rubtsov.

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This objective study examines the many-sided Tunguska phenomenon, the explosive event in the USSR that cannot be explained by simple meteoric models. The author sets out the progress made in  Read more...

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