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12
July 2019

THE 1908 TUNGUSKA EVENT: 111 YEARS AFTER, IT STILL MAKES YOU THINK


Start: 12:15h
Speaker: Luigi Foschini (INAF - Brera)
Place: Alberto Lobo

On June 30th, 1908, an explosion flattened more than two thousands square kilometres of Siberian taigà. During the following 111 years, several theories were proposed to explain the observed features. Basically, there is a general agreement on the collision of the Earth with a cosmic body, but still…
Start: 12:15h
Speaker: Luigi Foschini (INAF - Brera)
Place: Alberto Lobo

On June 30th, 1908, an explosion flattened more than two thousands square kilometres of Siberian taigà. During the following 111 years, several theories were proposed to explain the observed features. Basically, there is a general agreement on the collision of the Earth with a cosmic body, but still today there are doubts on the exact dynamics of the phenomenon and the nature of the body (comet or asteroid?). Particularly, I will address the atmospheric fragmentation and the possibility of a ground impact.
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