Having scanned the lake in the Tunguska area, they found a strong reflector at a depth of several meters below the deepest point of the lake, possibly a dense stone object of a meter size …
Already thousands of enthusiasts have combed all the surroundings of the epicenter of the Tunguska catastrophe, but have not found a piece of the cosmic body. As a result, many hypotheses were born, up to the exotic idea of science fiction writer Alexander Kazantsev about an explosion in the air of an alien ship.
Scientists today believe the most plausible version of an explosion in the atmosphere at an altitude of 5-10 kilometers of a fragile comet of dust and ice. In principle, it could be a stone asteroid, but then you need to look for fragments of the alien. And they have not yet been found. And so the Italian scientists E. Bonatti, L. Gasperini and D. Longo decided to try their luck. Their interest was fueled by the little known articles of Russian scientists V. Koshelev and K. Florensky about the discovery of Lake Cheko eight kilometers from the supposed epicenter of the catastrophe. It could be a crater created by the impact of a fragment of an asteroid on the Earth.
The Italians, with the help of the most modern instruments, plowed the lake up and down, looked to the very depth, which, by the way, is more than 50 meters. First of all, they were struck by the fact that the lake was shaped like a funnel or an inverted cone. How can this be explained? After all, if the lake is thousands of years old, then the bottom should be flat, like almost all normal lakes in Siberia. The fact is that the bottom is leveled over the years by bottom sediments. And Cheko's funnel shape is reminiscent of the famous impact craters of this size.
But if the lake was formed in 1908, then it did not exist before. It was not on the military maps of 1883.
But perhaps the most sensational result was the result of echolocation. At a depth of several meters below the deepest point of the lake, a strong reflector was found, possibly a dense stone object of meter size. What if it's a fragment of the Tunguska body that has been looking for a hundred years? Italians are eager to continue research and uncover the mystery of the century.
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