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Falling rocks and such.

This is really all kinds of awesome — "Crater Could Solve 1908 Tunguska Meteor Mystery" — and not only because, if this really is a hole left by the Tunguska event, it's one less thing for the crackpots to go on about.

"In late June of 1908, a fireball exploded above the remote Russian forests of Tunguska, Siberia, flattening more than 800 square miles of trees. Researchers think a meteor was responsible for the devastation, but neither its fragments nor any impact craters have been discovered.

Astronomers have been left to guess whether the object was an asteroid or a comet, and figuring out what it was would allow better modeling of potential future calamities.

Italian researchers now think they've found a smoking gun: The 164-foot-deep Lake Cheko, located just 5 miles northwest of the epicenter of destruction."
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