Locals in the small Argentinian town of Gancedo were in for a surprise when a massive meteorite was discovered earlier this week.
It is the second biggest meteorite, having weight 30 tonnes.
The meteorite was buried about 5 meters deep and has a width of almost 2 meters.
Mario Vesconi, president of the Astronomy Association of Chaco told the Argentine newspaper Clarin, translated via Google “It was a big surprise,” He also added “The meteorite was buried about 5 meters [16.4 feet] deep and has a width of almost 2 meters [6.6 feet],”
According to him the meteorite, now called “Gancedo meteorite”, weighed 30,800 kilograms (67,900 pounds).
The largest meteorite was found in Namibia. It is Known as “Hoba,” this 60-tonne (66 US tons) meteorite is thought to have hit Earth around 80,000 years ago.
Some local politicians Livio Gutierrez welcomed Campo del Cielo’s new resident, saying it’s a milestone in science and could boost the area’s tourism.