Monday, September 21, 2009

Flash Facts: Tunguska Event

"One of the greatest meteorite falls on Earth occurred on June 30, 1908 in Siberia. It has been estimated that about 40,000 tons of meteoric matter hit Earth at a speed of thirty miles per second."

Illustration: "The Siberia forest devastated by the blast from the meteorite of June 30, 1908."

Issue: The Flash #121 (June 1961)


Kelson said...

I remember my first encounter with the Tunguska event was in The New Teen Titans, with the origin of Red Star. The weird thing is, I went back later and reread the issues with him and the story never actually states that the incident involved was the Tunguska event!

I must have thought of the origin story when I first read about the real event, and connected them in my mind to the extent that I was convinced the story had specifically referred to it!

Dixon said...

That's interesting, Kelson. The mind can plays tricks on you, especially where memory is concerned!