A mysterious explosion in Russia's Siberian taiga

A powerful blast wave was all over the world. The fire rose to 20km. Trees fell on the territory of 2000 square km around the epicenter. Window panes were broken in houses located within one hundred km from the explosion.

The explosion happened June, 30th in 1908 in Russia, in Siberian taiga. It was the biggest natural disaster in the last century but nobody had been killed in it.

A powerful blast wave was all over the world. The fire rose to 20km. Trees fell on the territory of 2000 square km around the epicenter. Window panes were broken out in the houses located within one hundred km from the explosion.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

13 years later, Russian scientist Kulik arranged the research expedition to Siberia. They found many strange things in the place of the explosion, but nobody knew whether they were connected with this explosion.

Russian scientist Kulik was presented on a postage stamp that was published in 1958 in the USSR in the honor of the 50th anniversaries of falling of the meteorite.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

120 hypotheses explained this phenomenon. One of them is about explosion of a meteorite.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

Gasperini - the italian researcher, explored Lake Cheko in 2007. The lake was located in 8 km far from the explosion. The lake was not marked on the map until 1908. When the reseacher explored the lake, it turned out that the shape of the lake was a semi-circular. Bottom of the lake was in the form of a cone and the maximum depth had been 50 m. Perhaps a celestial object had made a tunnel. In fact, an unknown object had been found by radar of researcher on 10 meters below the bottom of the lake. Italian scientists supposed that it was a piece of a cosmic object that had exploded in the Earth's atmosphere.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

The state natural reserve- "Tungussky", was founded, in 1995. It’s located in Evenki municipal area of Krasnoyarsk region. There are 5 tourist routes in the territory of the park.

1.Walking route. The group goes along the path of the scientist Kulik, from the village called Vanavara up to the place of falling of the meteorite. The length of the route is 87 km. (one way). It takes 14 days. The route is active from June to September.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

  1. The mixed route. The group travels by wooden boats along the river Podkamennaya Tunguska, along the river Chamba (73 km), further, the tourists go on foot (47 km) up to the place of falling of the meteorite. The length of the route is 120 km. It takes 12 days. The route is active from June to August.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

  1. The mixed route. The group arrives by a helicopter MI-8 to the place called “Wharf “. They go up to the epicenter of a meteorite explosion, further up to lake Cheko. The group travels by wooden boats along the river Kimchu (70 km). Then they come back by a helicopter. The route is active from June to August.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

  1. Water route. The route begins from the village Vanavara by wooden boats along the river Podkamennaya Tunguska up to the river Chamba (28 km.). The group overcomes a small threshold, further it goes along the river Chamba (112 km) up to the river Khushma (100 km). The route includes the visit to the epicenter of a meteorite explosion. The length of the route is 240 km. It takes 7 days. The route is active in the end of May and in the beginning of June.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

  1. The traveling by a helicopter. The group arrives by a helicopter MI-8 to the place called “Wharf “. Then they go on foot up to the epicenter of a meteorite explosion. Then the group comes back by a helicopter. The length of the route is 18 km. It takes 5 days. The route is active from June to September.

Tungussky meteorite in Siberian taiga

Climate of this area is strong continental. In winter the temperature of air reaches -55 …-58 С below zero. Days with temperature below zero in the year are 255.

How to get there: only by airplane from Krasnoyarsk up to the village Vanavara.(airplane АN-26, three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Questions and helping with organization: info@runknown.com

2013-05-31 15:04:59Z   Oilfox       2014-02-26 06:52:09Z   Oilfox