4,000 Years Ago A Meteor Storm Struck Earth. Now Scientists In Argentina Have Found Something Epic

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The latest find, however, hasn’t been without controversy. For instance, some claim that another meteorite, El Chaco – which was uncovered in the same area in 1980 – is larger than the newly discovered Gancedo.

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But even El Chaco’s weight has been disputed. Indeed, some sources claim that it weighs 37 tons, while others say that it weighs around 30. Still, whatever the case, Argentina can now claim to possess the planet’s second- and third-biggest meteorites.

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