A 30-ton meteorite has been unearthed in Argentina on Sept. 10 by a local Astronomy Association of Chaco team and experts claimed it to be one of the largest meteorites discovered found on Earth.
The meteorite was named “Gancedo” after the town nearby. The meteorite was discovered on the border of Chaco, northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mario Vesconi from the Astronomy Association of Chaco told Xinhua news service
, “While we hoped for weights above what had been registered, we did not expect it to exceed 30 tons. The size and weight [of Gancedo] surprised us.”
“It was in Campo del Cielo, where a shower of metallic meteorites fell around 4,000 years ago,” his team added.
This discovery will mostly end up as the second largest meteorite recovered from the known Campo del Cielo after the 37-ton “El Chaco” which was discovered in 1980.