Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sandia supercomputers offer new explanation of Tunguska disaster

Smaller asteroids may pose greater danger than previously believed.
December 17, 2007

“The asteroid that caused the extensive damage was much smaller than we had thought,”
says Sandia investigator Mark Boslough of the impact that occurred June 30, 1908.

“That such a small object can do this kind of destruction suggests that smaller asteroids
are something to consider. Their smaller size indicates such collisions are not as improbable as we had believed.”
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