PODCAST: The science behind feature film “The Martian”

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Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

by Pete Schulte

Editor-in-Chief 

pschult6@jccc.edu

Left to right: Guest host Pete Schulte, Professor Doug Patterson, and Professor Lynne Beatty before the show.
Left to right: Guest host Pete Schulte, Professor Doug Patterson, and Professor Lynne Beatty before the show.

Listen to ECAV Radio special featuring Astronomy/Physics professor Doug Patterson, Geology professor Lynne Beatty and Campus Ledger Photo Editor Lance Martin as we discuss the science behind the feature film and NY Times best-selling novel “The Martian.” We discuss the dust storm that causes main character Mark Watney to be stranded, Watney growing potatoes on Mars and more.

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Trailer courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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