n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The history of the Hoba Meteorite : part II : the news spreads... : the Hoba meteorite




In Part I of this article series (Spargo, 2008) we left the Hoba meteorite, no doubt quietly proud of its place in history as the most massive known object to have survived intact its plunge to Earth, in dignified repose in its partially excavated state in the bush in a remote part of a then relatively little-known territory, South-West Africa. The date was 1921 and only a handful of people, either in South-West Africa or the neighbouring Union of South Africa knew of its existence.


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