Scientists discover 30-tonne Meteorite in Gancedo Town, Argentina

The largest meteorite ever found is called Hoba, weighing 66 tonnes in Namibia, Africa

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Benos Aires, Sep 13, 2016: Scientists have discovered a meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes in northern Argentina.

The meteorite was found in the town of Gancedo, 1,085 km north of capital Buenos Aires, Mario Vesconi, president of the Astronomy Association of Chaco, said on Monday.

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“While we hoped for weights above what had been registered, we did not expect it to exceed 30 tons,” Vesconi said, adding that “the size and weight surprised us”, Xinhua news agency reported.

Representational Image of Meteorite. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Representational Image of Meteorite. Wikimedia

“It was in Campo del Cielo, where a shower of metallic meteorites fell around 4,000 years ago,” Vesconi added.

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The meteorite will be weighed again to ensure an accurate measurement.

The largest meteorite ever found is called Hoba, weighing 66 tonnes in Namibia, Africa. (IANS)

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  • Anubhuti Gupta

    If the meteorite this big fell around the time of dinosaurs it seems more and more plausible that they could be extinguished because of them.

  • Manthra koliyer

    if this meteorite had fallen in today’s world we could have experienced another ice age.