Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Namibia: Hoba Meteorite photo gallery | Метеорит Хоба Намибия

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Hoba Meteorite - the largest single meteorite in the world. Location: Grootfontein area, farm HobaWest. Estimated mass: 60 t. Measures: 2.7×2.7×0.9 m (8.9×8.9×3.0 ft). Composition: approx 84% iron, 16% nickel, traces of cobalt. Classification: ataxite iron meteorite belonging to the nickel-rich chemical class IVB. Declared a national monument on 30 April 1979.
Hoba Meteorite Namibia

Hoba Meteorite Namibia

Hoba Meteorite Namibia

Hoba Meteorite Namibia
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