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Life on Mars: What the movie "The Martian" starring Matt Damon gets right, according to botanist

CBC Ottawa sent a real-life botanist to review Matt Damon's new film "The Martian", a movie about a botanist who gets stranded on planet Mars.

Canadian Museum of Nature botanist has studied life on Mars

This photo provided by courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival and Twentieth Century Fox shows Matt Damon as Mark Watney a scene from the film, "The Martian," directed by Ridley Scott. (The Associated Press)

CBC Ottawa sent a real-life botanist to review Matt Damon's new film "The Martian", a movie about a botanist who gets stranded on planet Mars.    

Paul Sokoloff is a botanist at the Canadian Museum of Nature and has taken part in Mars simulations in the martian-like tundra of the Canadian Arctic. 

Sokoloff was interviewed by Alan Neal the host of CBC Radio program All in a Day. Listen to his review here.
 

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