Astronomy and Space

Comets and Meteorites

What are the largest meteorites that have been found in the world?

The famous Willamette (Oregon) iron, displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is the largest specimen found in the United States. It is 10 feet (3 meters) long and 5 feet (1.5 meters) high.

Name Location Weight (Tons/Tonnes)
Hoba West Namibia 66.1/60
Ahnighito (The Tent) Greenland 33.5/30.4
Bacuberito Mexico 29.8/27
Mbosi Tanzania 28.7/26
Agpalik Greenland 22.2/20.1
Armanty Outer Mongolia 22/20
Willamette Oregon, USA 15.4/14
Chupaderos Mexico 15.4/14
Campo del Cielo Argentina 14.3/13
Mundrabilla Western Australia 13.2/12
Morito Mexico 12.1/11


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