Hoba meteorite


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Hoba meteorite

(hoh -bă) The world's largest single meteorite mass, found in 1920 near Grootfontein, Namibia. It is an iron meteorite weighing 60 tonnes and measures 2.7 × 2.7 × 1 meters. It still lies at its original resting place and produced no crater, being only partly buried in the ground. A good percentage has rusted away.
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