Hoba – The Earth’s Largest Meteorite

Hoba – The Earth’s Largest Meteorite

Have you ever wondered what is the biggest meteorite that have crashed to Earth? The answer is – Hoba. The meteorite hit the Earth about 80,000 years ago, but was only discovered in 1920 near Grootfontein – Namibia, by farmer Jacob Hermanu. While plowed one of his fields, he came across with a 66-ton piece of iron, nine feet long by nine feet wide and three feet thick. Despite its size, Hoba did not form a giant crater because scientists believe it has fallen at a small angle and has been greatly amused by the Earth’s atmosphere. Over the years,...