Total ablation of the debris from the 1908 Tunguska explosion

@article{Svetsov1996TotalAO,
  title={Total ablation of the debris from the 1908 Tunguska explosion},
  author={V. V. Svetsov},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={383},
  pages={697-699}
}
THE origin of the explosion over Tunguska, central Siberia, in 1908 has long been an enigma. Models1–3 of the disruption of solid objects entering the atmosphere indicate that the Tunguska explosion occurred at an altitude of 6–10 km, and that the source object was probably a stony asteroid4. But important questions concerning the nature of the object… CONTINUE READING