More about 120 years ago, Earth’s civilization, most likely, there was a hair’s breadth from destruction. In 1883, in August, the Earth just a few hundred kilometers flown fragments of the comet, whose impact on the planet would be equivalent to 3000 Tunguska catastrophe, says a team of astronomers in Mexico in an article that was posted in the digital library at Cornell University.
Hector Manterola at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and his colleagues have studied some mysterious images that have been made Jose Bonilla, a Mexican astronomer, in 1883, 12.13 in August and published them in 1886 in the journal LAstronomie.
In the two days at the observatory Bonilla of Zacatecas (Zacatecas) during the observations recorded 447 objects that flew on the background of the solar disk. They were all surrounded by a hazy halo while leaving a trace of the same kind. Astronomer himself any hypothesis which would explain the observed effect has not resulted. Magazine editor suggested that these objects may be birds, dust, or swarms of insects, which raced through the field of view of the telescope. This phenomenon was interpreted later as the first documented case of a UFO manifestations.
Manterola and his colleagues re-analyzed the data, and then came to the conclusion that though Bonilla observed comet, which passed very close to Earth and split into multiple fragments.
According to research group Monteroly out that if the comet is not missed, in the world there would be a disaster on a planetary scale.
"These objects were very close to, to crash into the Earth. Moreover, their size is the same or greater than the size of the body that gave rise to the Tunguska catastrophe. Consequently, if they are still faced with the Earth, we would have two 3275 Tunguska catastrophe of the day, which would, most likely, to the disappearance of life "- the authors of the.