Hoba the largest meteorite

Hoba the largest meteorite

The Hoba meteorite is the largest meteorite ever found on Earth.

Surprisingly, it was discovered quite by accident, as there were no craters or other visible traces of the fall.

It was found by a farmer in Namibia, Africa, near Hoba West Farm, while plowing the land.

This meteorite represents the largest piece of naturally occurring iron on Earth.

The meteorite is estimated to be about 80,000 years old.

Scientists believe that at its initial fall to Earth, its mass was about 90 tons.

By 1920, this mass was reduced to about 66 tons due to erosion, scientific research and vandalism.

Subsequently, the meteorite decreased in mass to 60 tons.

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