Indonesian coffin maker becomes instant millionaire after $1.8million space rock crashes through his roof

Josua Hutagalung, 33, was at home when the football-sized meteorite smashed through the veranda at the edge of his living room. Experts have hailed the 4.5billion-year-old space rock as one of the most significant meteorite finds ever – saying it could contain elements which give clues to the origins of life. Josua, of Kolang, in North Sumatra, has already sold the rock to a specialist collector – given him enough money to retire and build a new church in his village. He said: “I was working on a coffin near the street in front of my house when I heard a booming sound that made my house shake. It was as if a tree … (full story)

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