The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)

The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)

Vladimir Rubtsov

Language: English

Pages: 318

ISBN: 0387765735

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

     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. Most people think that the Tunguska event was explained long ago by scientists who study meteorites - that it was either a stony meteorite or the icy core of a comet. But these assumptions are not so tenable as their supporters would like to think. The Tunguska event remains an enigma in its second century of existence as perplexing as it has been throughout the past century. And what Russian scientists have discovered in recent decades is both astounding and reliable, and will cause some eyebrows to be raised.
     The Tunguska Mystery is the first truly comprehensive and popular exposition of this century-long enigma written specially for western readers. It is objective and pays attention to both conventional and unconventional theories of the Tunguska space body's origin. Also, this is the only book written in the English language on Tunguska studies in the former Soviet Union and the new independent states that is entirely based on firsthand accounts of serious researchers directly engaged in these studies. The book's language is simple, The Tunguska Mystery is meant not only for specialists, but first of all for any reader who is interested in the fascinating mysteries of the world we live in.
      As a reader noted on, the book is "very well written. The illustrations and photographs help the reader to understand the great importance of this study. I found this book to be a fine addition to anyone's library. Who does not enjoy a good mystery... a true scientific mystery which may help us someday to protect our Earth from future Tunguska events. I wish to add that it was very enjoyable from beginning to end, with a touch of humor and many interesting facts!"

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Waves and foam. . . But finally he emerged. We threw him a rope and he clambered on to the bank. . .’’12 All Kulik said was: ‘‘Look here, friends, my spectacles are intact.’’ Early in June the expedition arrived at ‘‘Camp No. 13,’’ built a year before on the Khushmo riverbank. It was a good base, because the distance between the camp and the center of the leveled forest was only a few kilometers. They built a bathhouse and a labaz (storehouse on poles: see Figure 3.6). On June 22, the expedition.

Moved closer to their work area – into the ‘‘Great Hollow.’’ And near the foot of the Stoykovich Mountain they organized another A Shocking Discovery 49 FIGURE 3.6. A labaz (storehouse on poles) built in the course of the second Kulik expedition (1928) (Credit: Dr. Gottlieb Polzer, Lichtentanne, Germany.). camp. Here they built a log cabin and a second labaz and named the place ‘‘Meteoritic zaimka,’’ a Siberian term for a hunter’s house or lodge. Having finished his filming, Strukov left the.

33 Chapter 4: Ideas Become Bizarre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Chapter 5: Radical New Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Chapter 6: Tracks Too Large to be Seen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Chapter 7: The Third Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Chapter 8: Significant Details for the Big Picture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Chapter 9: Grasping the Chaos . . .

Model’’ of the TSB that was still cherished by Gennady Plekhanov. 16. Florensky, K. P. Preliminary Results of the 1961 Joint Tunguska Meteorite Expedition. – Meteoritika, Vol. 23, 1963, p. 28 (in Russian). 6. Tracks Too Large to be Seen The Tunguska space body (TSB) may have been enigmatic, but it did not vanish into thin air. Rather it left three big keys and several smaller ones that can help scientists to unlock the door of this mystery. The first and foremost is a ‘‘mechanical’’ key,.

That survived the Tunguska catastrophe were also counted. The measuring treks usually lasted about two weeks through the wild sloughy taiga, with its clouds of winged bloodsucking insects – and sometimes bears. But one could not fear going astray, since the strict radial character of the leveled forest made coming back from any point to its center very easy.1 The northeastern sector of the leveled wood area proved to be of special interest. Previously, specialists in the Tunguska problem believed.

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