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Was the Tungus Event due to a Black Hole?

Nature volume 245, pages 8889 (14 September 1973) | Download Citation

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THERE have been many attempts to explain the Tunguska meteorite, ranging from the prosaic to the bizarre1–3. We suggest that a black hole of substellar mass such as those that have been postulated by Hawking4 could explain many of the mysteries associated with the event.

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  1. Center for Relativity Theory, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712

    • A. A. JACKSON IV
    •  & MICHAEL P. RYAN JUN.
  2. Present address: Department of Astrophysics, Oxford.

    • MICHAEL P. RYAN JUN.

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