Recently, scientists in the publication “Monthly Notifications of the Royal Astronomical Society” presented striking conclusions regarding the possible “fate” of the Tunguska meteorite, which excited the inhabitants of Siberia on June 30, 1908.
The explosion revealed so strong that 2150 square meters. km of forest were felled.
According to experts, 80 million trees were felled. Eyewitnesses said they saw a luminous ball in the sky. Scientists immediately realized that a meteorite weighing up to 30 megatons broke the silence in the taiga. It swept at an altitude of 10-15 kilometers above Tunguska.
Interestingly, experts did not find the crater. After numerous studies, they advanced the theory that the Tunguska meteorite could fly back into space. The trees could be knocked down by a shock wave, not by the body itself.
Scientists have analyzed the “survival” of meteorites from different materials. The icy body would immediately melt, and the rocky one would burst (ingress of air through the pores leads to an increase in pressure).
Only the iron body could “survive”. The diameter of the meteorite was 100-200 meters, and the speed was about 7 meters per second.
New findings, which may seem like something of sci-fi, explain many oddities. Many scientists believe that a meteorite could really fly back into space.