Large things that fall out of the sky

I’ve been on “vacation” touring Namibia this past week, (yes, in between my Cape Town Trip and this post I actually did work a month) and one of the places I stopped along the way was the Hoba Meteor Site. Imagine seeing this huge rock land on your property…of course then you’d also have to imagine yourself about 80,000 years ago, because that’s when they say it fell to earth.  The Hoba Meteorite is the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally occurring piece of iron known at the Earth’s surface. It’s been uncovered, but since it weights over 120,000 pounds, it lies in its original location.

 

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Well, maybe a little less now that some of it’s been sawed off:

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Here’s a nice abstract photo with some surface detail:IMG_2637

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