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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The name of three rivers of central Russia.The Upper Tunguska is the lower course of the Angara River. The Lower Tunguska flows about 3,218 km (2,000 mi) north and west to the Yenisey River. The Stony Tunguska, about 1,609 km (1,000 mi) long, flows generally west-northwest to the Yenisey.

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  • n. a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
  • n. a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
  • n. a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River

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  • The explosion that lit up the Siberian sky in a fireball shortly after 7 a.m. on June 30, 1908, is known as the Tunguska event, after the river that flows through the damage zone, and is widely considered the modern-day warning about the dangers slinging through space.

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  • The massive three tonne rock was bought to Krasnoyarsk after an 2004 expedition to the site of the so-called Tunguska event'' - a mysterious mid air explosion over Siberia in 1908 was 1,000 times more powerful than the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 and felled an estimated 80 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers 830 sq mi.

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  • Catastrophists love to point out the damage that might have been caused if a fireball that exploded over an uninhabited forest area in eastern Siberia known as Tunguska on June 30, 1908, had hit elsewhere.

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  • The so-called Tunguska object was about the same size.

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  • Today, researchers say the mystery known as the Tunguska event may be solved.

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  • It was there since the pilot episode in 1993 (although the poster changed slightly in the episode "Tunguska" in Season 4 and remained that design from that point on).

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  • Here's the TV.com summary for the episode "Tunguska":

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  • Cymbals Eat Guitars, "Tunguska," is available for free if you go to their MySpace page, click the "Get it Now" button, enter an email address, cross the Valley of the Undead, pass through the Forbidden Forest, click on the link in the email and go to another site to confirm your wish to download the song.

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  • Even on quieter numbers like "Tunguska", they never lose their volubility, but seemed always poised to pounce at any moment.

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