So What is the Answer?

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


Early morning on June 30, 2008, two helicopters appeared over the Great Hollow. The weather was excellent, the same as it had been a century ago – a perfectly clear blue sky, bright Sun, and heat above 30°C. Through the open portholes the fresh wind of Tunguska was blowing into the passenger compartments of the helicopters.


Geomagnetic Storm Sandia National Laboratory Passenger Compartment Space Body Creative Imagination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Rubtsov
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  1. 1.KharkovUkraine

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