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They’ve confirmed the Tanguska Event was a meteorite

After years of being unsure, scientists have confirmed what caused the Tanguska Event:

Victor Kvasnytsya from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and his colleagues used the latest imaging and spectroscopy techniques to identify aggregates of carbon minerals—diamond, lonsdaleite, and graphite. Lonsdaleite in particular is known to form when carbon-rich material is suddenly exposed […]