A giant 30 tons meteorite has been discovered in the small town of Gancedo, Argentina on September 10, 2016.
This at least 4,000 years old space object is the second heaviest ever found after the Hoba Meteorite, weighing an amazing 66 tonnes in Namibia.
On September 10, 2016, a whopping piece of asteroid core was discovered in a small town in Argentina. The recently unearthed meteorite weighs a massive 30 tonnes, and is the second biggest to have ever been found.
The huge rock of space debris, found in the town of Gancedo, 674 miles (1,085km) north of the country’s capital, Buenos Aires, will now be re-measured to confirm its size. No indication has yet been given of its width or height.
It was in Campo del Cielo, where a shower of metallic meteorites fell around 4,000 years ago.
The shower took place in a region of Argentina located between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero.
The pure iron asteroid weighed an estimated 800 tons and hailed from the Main Asteroid Belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
It split into multiple meteorites that branched out over an area of approximately 320 square kilometres.
This giant iron sphere is most probably a remnant of this explosion.
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