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International Asteroid Day: the importance of Lonar and near earth objects

On 30 June, 1908, roughly more than 112 years ago, a large cosmic event shook the Podkamennaya Tunguska river area in Siberia, Russia. In what is believed to be the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history, it left little evidence of its origin except flattening 500,000 acres of uninhabited forest, scorching the land, creating glowing clouds and producing shock waves that were detected around the world, a recent Nasa feature recalls. Years later, the reason was revealed to be a stony body , either an asteroid or comet, that exploded in the air. The Tunguska Event, as it is now officially known, is the reason that four years ago the United Nations declared 30 June as...


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