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The Big Screen: The Science Of ‘The Martian’

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thebigscreenCan potatoes actually grow on Mars? That’s just one of many questions audiences may wonder while watching “The Martian.” The movie – about an astronaut left behind during a mission to the Red Planet – is nominated for seven Academy Awards. So this week, our Big Screen team continues our Oscar preview series by talking about the science of “The Martian” with Mustapha Ishak, an astrophysicist at UT-Dallas.

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