Daily Archives: 06/14/2004

Grapefruit-Sized Meteorite Smashes Through New Zealand Home

A house in New Zealand was was struck by a meteorite Saturday morning, which smashed through the roof and barely missed the homeowners before coming to rest on the floor.

And now the Auckland couple are inundated with phone calls from curiosity seekers around the world. I imagine they can sell their extraterrestrial intruder for a tidy sum and recoup the damage to their roof, but personally I’d keep the rock in a place of honor in my house. How many people can claim to own a meteorite that struck their house?