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Earth Is Approaching The Same "Meteor Swarm" That May Have Caused Tunguska Forest Explosion In 1908

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Chris    910
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A swarm of meteors heading toward Earth could have the potential to cause a catastrophic impact, a new study from Western Ontario University says. The so-called Taurid swarm is a recurring event that some scientists believe could have played a role in the biggest Earth impact of modern times, in 1908, when a space rock slammed into Siberia with enough force to destroy an entire forest.

What has become known as the Tunguska explosion of 1908 was so powerful that the blast leveled 80 million trees over an 800-square-mile area. It's considered to be a one-in-1,000-year event, according to Western Ontario University. But while the Tunguska explosion occurred just over a century ago, another such phenomenon could occur much sooner than its 1,000-year expectancy, the researchers say. That's why they're focusing new attention on the Taurid swarm.

 

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Chris    910

Good read. The initial post came up on Facebook this morning and I though it was interesting. Yours was definitely more informative. 

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But it won't be easy to spot any of these objects. 

Until it's streaking across the sky one evening LOL

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Mahatma    19

And just what Did old Mark Twain think when that rock hit Siberia?  "Oh snap ....this time it was 73 years...."  

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