The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to "185 Hiroshima bombs"
Tunguska event - Video
At 7:17 AM on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Siberia. It was caused by the impact and breakup of a large met...
Murchison meteorite
The Murchison meteorite is named after Murchison, Victoria, in Australia. It is one of the most studied meteorites due to its large mass (>100 kg), the fact that it was an observed fall, and t...
Murchison meteorite - Wikipedia
Sikhote-Alin meteorite
An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, in 1947. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded...
Sikhote-Alin meteorite - Wikipedia
1783 Great Meteor
The 1783 Great Meteor was an unusually bright bolide observed on August 18, 1783, from the British Isles at a time when such phenomena were not well understood. The meteor was the subject of much disc...
1783 Great Meteor - Wikipedia
2008 TC3
2008 TC3 (Catalina Sky Survey temporary designation 8TA9D69) was an 80 tonnes 4.1 meters (13 ft) diameter asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere on October 7, 2008 and exploded at an estimated ...
2008 TC3 - Wikipedia
1860 Great Meteor
The 1860 Great Meteor procession occurred on July 20, 1860. It was a unique meteoric phenomenon reported from locations across the United States. American landscape painter Frederic Church saw and pai...
1860 Great Meteor - Wikipedia
1490 Ch'ing-yang event
The Ch'ing-yang event of 1490 (also Ch'ing-yang, Chi-ing-yang or Chíing-yang meteor shower) is a presumed meteor shower in the Qìngyáng (Ch'ing-Yang, simplified Chinese: 庆阳; traditional Chinese...
1490 Ch'ing-yang event - Wikipedia
1913 Great Meteor Procession
The 1913 Great Meteor Procession occurred on February 9, 1913. It was a unique meteoric phenomenon reported from locations across Canada, the northeastern United States, and Bermuda, and from many shi...
List of meteor air bursts
Many explosions have been recorded in Earth's atmosphere that are likely caused by the air burst that results from a large meteor burning up as it hits the atmosphere. The best known, and most spectac...
List of meteor air bursts - Wikipedia
Antimatter comet
Antimatter comets (and antimatter meteoroids) are theoretical comets (meteoroids) composed solely of antimatter instead of ordinary matter. Although never actually observed, and unlikely to exist anyw...
List of unexplained explosion events
Many explosions have been recorded in Earth's atmosphere that are likely caused by the air burst that results from a large meteor burning up as it hits the atmosphere. The best known, and most spectac...
Tunguska event in popular culture
The Tunguska event was an explosion that occurred on June 30, 1908, in the Siberian region of Russia, possibly caused by a meteoroid air burst. The event has inspired much speculation and appears in v...
Lake Cheko
Lake Cheko (Russian: Чеко) is a small freshwater lake in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, in what is now the Evenkiysky District of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is a small bowl-shaped lake, ...