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Scientists say comet likely hit Tunguska

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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:05 am

The Press of Atlantic City

Exactly 101 years ago today, the most mysterious explosion in history occurred over the remote Tunguska region of Siberia. It was so powerful it reportedly knocked people and horses off their feet as far as 100 to 150 miles away. Theories to explain it have included: a giant rocky meteor, a piece of an icy comet, the destruction of a nuclear-powered alien spaceship, the testing of a Tesla particle-beam weapon gone wrong, a piece of anti-matter, a miniature black hole.

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