P4_2 Tunguska Event - Antimatter Meteor?

Gareth Pugh, John Lamb, Syed Rizvi, Rehman Latif

Abstract


A colossal explosion occurred over central Siberia in 1908. This has come to be known as the Tunguska event. One of the more unlikely theories that exists is that an antimatter meteor was responsible. In this paper, we investigate the mass of antimatter needed in order to yield the estimated energy released during this event for conventional and relativistic meteors. We find that a mass of 0.4-0.9 kg is needed for a conventional meteor and we have produced a plot of rest mass against velocity for a relativistic meteor.

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