The Big Bang of More than Regional Significance

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


Let us look back about a 100 years and imagine that we live at the beginning of the twentieth century. This is the starting point of a scientific and technological revolution that will not only transform the world and the material life of European civilization but also transform science itself.


Geomagnetic Storm Iron Meteorite Meteorological Observatory Atmospheric Phenomenon Atmospheric Anomaly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Rubtsov
    • 1
  1. 1.KharkovUkraine

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