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On the nature of the Tunguska meteorite
Received 28 May 1999 / Accepted 14 April 2000
The complete lack of stony splinters over vast territory (15 000 km2) surrounding the epicenter of the Tunguska catastrophe implies that the Tunguska body is unlikely to be an asteroid, as assumed by several researchers. We review the arguments that make this hypothesis unlikely.
Key words: comets: general meteors, meteoroids minor planets, asteroids solar system: general
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Online publication: July 7, 2000