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 The earths largest known meteorite was discovered on a farm near Grootfontein (Namibia) in Minerals And Gemstones, Rocks And Minerals, Earth Science, Science Nature, Earth Surface, To Infinity And Beyond, Natural Phenomena, Rocks And Gems, Heaven On Earth

Africa - Namibia / The Hoba meteorite

Hoba (also known as Hoba West) (pron. "HOE-bah") is a meteorite that lies on the farm "Hoba West", not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It has been uncovered but, because of its large mass, has never been moved from where it fell. The main mass is estimated at over 60 tons, and it is the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally-occurring piece of iron known at the Earth's surface.

Drilling Into the Chicxulub Crater, Ground Zero of the Dinosaur Extinction - By studying hills that formed after an asteroid struck the Yucatán Peninsula, researchers found that materials deep in Earth’s crust were brought toward the surface. National Geographic, Dinosaurs Extinction, Meteor Crater, Everest, Science Photos, Hiroshima, Tsunami, Earth Science, Life Science

The World's largest meteor crater is the two billion years old Vredefort Dome meteor crater In South Africa.

Wolfe Creek Crater - The Wolfe Creek I believe it is an eyeball not a Crater in Australia formed by a… Tasmania, Land Of Oz, To Infinity And Beyond, Weird And Wonderful, Out Of This World, Earth Science, Western Australia, Around The Worlds, Amazing

11 Fascinating Impact Craters on Earth

Impact craters are formed when a meteoroid, asteroid or comet crashes into a planet or a moon. All the inner bodies in our solar system have been heavily bombarded by meteoroids throughout their history. This bombardment is clearly visible on the surfaces of the Moon, Mars and Mercury for example.

Aerial view of volcanic craters, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The largest of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela is one of the most volcanically active places in the world. © Frans Lanting (V) Photo Volcan, Places To Travel, Places To See, Places Around The World, Around The Worlds, Equador Quito, Frans Lanting, Photos Voyages, Galapagos Islands


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The Wolfe Creek crater in Western Australia is the best known meteorite crater in Australia. (Image: Dick and Pip Smith) Wolf Creek, Western Australia, Australia Travel, Melbourne Australia, South Australia, Meteor Crater, Mystery Of History, Prehistoric Creatures, Rock Pools

Australia's best meteorite craters

Australia has 30 impact craters out of 176 recognised worldwide. See our gallery of some of the best.

Bing Image Archive: Volcanic crater off Santiago Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (© Frans Lanting/Corbis)(Bing United States) Photo Volcan, Salt Water Lake, Galapagos Islands Ecuador, Frans Lanting, Trip Planner, Equador, Natural Wonders, Terra, Oahu

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