Largest recovered Meteorites
Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:23 AM
We know that the Chicxulub impactor had a size of about 10 kilometers but no large pieces were recovered.
Large recovered meteorites:
Namibia - Hoba Grootfontein ( 60 Tons )
Greenland - Cape York: Ahnighito ( 31 Tons )
Mexico - Bacumerito ( 27 Tons )
China - Xinjiang Uygur ( 25 Tons )
Tanzania - Mbosi Tanganyika ( 16 Tons )
Australia - Mundrabilla ( 11.5 Tons )
Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:29 AM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:34 PM
However, this Giant impact hypothesis does not explain the similar composition of Earth and the Moon.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:02 PM
"The 34-ton Cape York (nicknamed Ahnighito) iron meteorite."
Largest "in captivity"
it is about the size of a Smart car
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:05 PM
Cut and paste from Wikipedia