|Trees where knocked over in a pattern radiating from the center of the blast zone. Some 80 million trees over an 800 square mile region were damaged or destroyed.|
It wasn't until 1945 that humanity witnessed another scene like this in the atomic bomb blasts in Japan.
Calculations indicate that the meteoric body responsible for the blast witnessed in Tunguska exploded with the force of around 4 megatons of TNT. That's the force found in a sizable hydrogen bomb. occurred over a city, the city and its population would have been destroyed.
Impacts like this are bound to happen again. In fact, it may be one 66 million years ago that's responsible for our rise. The reason dinosaurs are the top species today is that they didn't have a space program. We have one and need to be doing more with it to protect ourselves from extinction.
|An event like this could be the end of humanity. Image from the BBC.|
|There are over one million millionaires today and over 1,000 billionairs. But the are no trillionaires yet. I bet this is how we get the world's first trillionaire.|