Piece of a giant
This fragment is a tiny piece of Hoba, the largest intact meteorite ever found on Earth. Hoba weighs roughly 60 tons, almost twice as much as Ahnighito, the world's third-largest meteorite mass displayed at the center of this hall. Despite its large size, Hoba did not make a crater where it fell in Namibia, Africa. Scientists are not sure why.
Found 1920 Grootfontein, Namibia, Africa
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Earth (Planet)--Surface, Meteorite craters, Meteorites