posted on Mar, 1 2006 @ 10:53 AM
I was watching the show Russia's Roswell again last night and they had a segment on the Tunguska blast.
It got me thinking about what would have happened if the Tunguska event happened in
say 1975 instead of 1908.
Imagine its the middle of the cold war. Your in Russia waking to a normal day when all of a sudden there is a 10-15 megaton airburst explosion over
the heart of Russia.
OMG those Capitalist Pigs have gotten the drop on the USSR! You retaliate at the US with your own nuclear weapons and they return in kind. But that
initial blast was caused by no US nuclear weapon but rather a asteroid or comet impact like in Tunguska.
Could something like that have happened if not for a few decades difference? Could some event like that still trigger a nuclear power today.
Its clear another Tunguska size impact will happen again on earth its not matter of if only when. We do not see all asteroids comming, infact as late
as 2002 we have not noticed 1000 plus feet close earth asteroids until after they flew by earth. Theres just not alot of people scanning the skies for