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Hoba

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

D.2.3.3.2. Hoba hero

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.