From Comet to Plasmoid to Mirror Matter

  • Vladimir Rubtsov
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


The most general question about the nature of the Tunguska event may be stated very simply – what was it? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer.


Blast Wave Thermal Explosion Iron Meteorite Mirror Matter Ball Lightning 
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Notes and References

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    Its crushing strength is 2.5 MPa. See Tsynbal, M. N., and Shnitke, V. E. A gas–air model of the Tunguska comet explosion. – Cosmic Matter and the Earth. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1986, p. 186 (in Russian).Google Scholar
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    The authors do however admit that the Tunguska space body could have been a group of separate bodies from the very beginning, before entering the terrestrial atmosphere.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Rubtsov
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  1. 1.KharkovUkraine

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