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The Great Siberian Meteorite

Nature volume 131, page 614 (29 April 1933) | Download Citation



A SPECIAL meteorite commission has been ap pointed by the Soviet Academy of Sciences to investi gate the traces of the large meteorite which fell in the Enisseisk district of Siberia on June 30, 1908. The commission is making preparations to set out on an expedition to the Tungus swamps some time this summer under the leadership of the Soviet meteorologist, Mr. Leonid Kulik. This is the fourth expedition that has been led by Mr. Kulik to search for traces of the Tungus meteorite. The expedition sent out in 1927 discovered in the place where the meteorite fell uprooted trees over a radius of scores of kilometres, their tops towards the centre. Trees blown down by the wind were lying over an area of fifty kilometres from the falling place of the meteor,

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