The Hoba Meteorite

This chunk of iron is the largest meteorite humans have ever found. It was originally discovered buried in a Namibian farm in 1920 when it was hit by a plow. It’s about three meters wide, three meters long, and a meter thick, and has a mass of about 60,000 kilograms. It is so heavy that no effort was ever made to move it. After some time of it sitting there with people occasionally damaging it while trying to take chips off of it, the government built the structure surrounding it so that it today hosts thousands of visitors per year.

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