Mbozi Meteorite, Tanzania

Found date: 1930

A meteorite is a solid debris from objects like comets, asteroid or meteoroid that comes from the outer space nd survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon.

The Mbozi meteorite are the 8th largest in the world, weighing an estimate of 25 metric tonnes and are 3m long and 1m tall.

This makes it a popular tourist site in Tanzania. It is found on the southwestern slope of Marengi Hill. The locals refer to it as ‘kimwondo.’

Most meteorites consist of silicates or stony-irons but, Mbozi meteorite is uncommon since it is composed mainly of 90.45% of iron and 8.69% nickel, with negligible amounts of copper, Sulphur and phosphorus.  



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