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The celestial treasure hunters

How an awe-inspiring and insatiable hunt for space rocks led to fortune – and an unexpected fight for freedom.

Mike Farmer and Robert Ward have spent decades travelling around the world in search of space rocks. Their awe-inspiring and insatiable hunt led to fortune – and an unexpected fight for freedom. It's a story of cowboys, cargo pants and some of the most coveted rocks on earth.

Presenter: Saskia Edwards
Producer: Maryam Maruf

Image: Silhouette of a man watching a meteor shower over Italy
Credit: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

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23 minutes

Last on

Mon 25 Feb 2019 00:06GMT

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  • Sun 24 Feb 2019 10:06GMT
  • Mon 25 Feb 2019 00:06GMT