Credit: JOE TUCCIARONE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animation of the Tunguska Event, showing the impactor approaching Earth, heating up in the atmosphere and exploding over the Tunguska River region of Siberia, on the morning of 30th June 1908. The explosion is estimated to have been some 1000 times as powerful as the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It devastated a region of more than 2000 square kilometres of conifer forest, but due to the remoteness of the location, there was no damage to human infrastructure.

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Impact at Tunguska

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