Meteorites -- Treasures from Space

Collecting meteorites is a current craze among celebrities in the West. Some meteorites are even bought and sold for investment purposes at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Meteorite hunters are the ones behind this craze. Seeking to get rich quick, they scour the earth, from Antarctica to the Sahara desert, for pieces of space rock. This episode follows the work of world-renowned meteorite hunters and takes a look at the front lines of the meteorite business. It also reveals the recently discovered and amazing truth regarding the relationship between meteorites and the presence of life on planet earth.