Russia: Terra incognita / Patom crater

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PHOTO: Max Golovin 5917'4.16" 11635'22.34"

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There is a prevailing opinion that this Russian meteorite failed to reach the Earth’s surface as it had turned into gas in the dense layers of the atmosphere. However, some new research concerning the position of the Voronov crater in relation to the felled tree areas allow the inclusion of the mysterious Patom crater within the Tunguska phenomenon affected zone. The crater’s structure is anomalous (i.e. it has a central mound therein), moreover, its circular +rampart has sharp edges, which is characteristic to a young crater. So, it’s quite possible to date its formation as 1908. Some scientists say that the Tunguska meteorite may have been related to Halley’s comet. In the morning of June 30, 1908, many a villager in Central Siberia saw a white-blue eye-blinding ball leaving a wake of fire and smoke. As it seemed to the observers, the ball was traveling from south to north, or to nor’-nor’-east, to be more precise, towards the interfleuve between the Enisei and the Lena riverhead. Fortunately, the site of that terrible burst equivalent to a simultaneous explosion of 500-2,000 atomic bombs or to 10-40 Mt of TNT was in a practically uninhabited location 60 km from the village of Vanavara on the Podkamennaya Tunguska.


 

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