Tunguska


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Tun·gus·ka

 (to͝ong-go͞o′skə, to͞on-)
The name of three rivers of central Russia. The Upper Tunguska is the lower course of the Angara River. The Lower Tunguska flows about 2,990 km (1,860 mi) north and west to the Yenisey River. The Stony Tunguska, about 1,865 km (1,160 mi) long, flows generally west-northwest to the Yenisey.

Tunguska

(Russian tunˈɡuskə)
n
(Placename) any of three rivers in Russia, in central Siberia, all tributaries of the Yenisei: the Lower (Nizhnyaya) Tunguska 2690 km (1670 miles) long; the Stony (Podkamennaya) Tunguska 1550 km (960 miles) long; the Upper (Verkhnyaya) Tunguska which is the lower course of the Angara. The area was the scene in 1908 of a massive explosion believed to have been the result of the disintegration in the atmosphere of a small comet or meteorite

Tun•gu•ska

(tʊŋˈgu skə)

n.
any of three tributaries (Lower Tunguska, Stony Tunguska, and Upper Tunguska) of the Yenesei River in the central Russian Federation in Asia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tunguska - a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
2.Tunguska - a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
3.Tunguska - a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
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A 100-foot meteor hurtling at a speed of 9 miles per second detonates in the sky near the Podkamennaya Tunguska river in Siberia, Russia.
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On that date in 1908, around 800 square miles of forest in Tunguska, Siberia, was destroyed by an asteroid strike.
The Tunguska event was 1908; if that rock had hit a major city instead of Siberia, loss of life would have been awful.
In 1908, the Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.
The most dramatic asteroid impact in recent times occurred when an object exploded over Tunguska, Siberia, in 1908 with an energy yield equivalent to between 5,000 and 15,000 tons of TNT.