Chapter One: Fire in the Sky 1
Chapter Two: The Case of a Missing Meteorite 19
Chapter Three: The Tale of a Fiery Comet 57
Chapter Four: Asteroids Behaving Badly 79
Chapter Five: Traceless Tunguska 105 Chapter Six: The Incredible Journey of a
Black Hole 122
Chapter Seven: The Matter in Question 134
Chapter Eight: A Blast from Below 154
Chapter Nine: Opening the X-files 173
Chapter Ten: A Fireball in the Dinosaurs' Sky 202
Chapter Eleven: Whodunit? 240
Timeline: One Hundred Years of an Enigma 251
Sources and Further Reading 258
Surendra Verma is a science writer based in Melbourne, Australia since 1970. He has published several books and numerous articles, besides churning out pretentious prose for corporate and government publications. His Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories and Things will be published in 2005 by New Holland.
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