'The Martian' suggests Astronauts should Learn to Grow Vegetables in Space

October 19, 2015 9:05 AM

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Latest space movie ‘The Martian’ of Ridley Scott has so much for space enthusiasts. The film shows NASA astronaut,Mark Watney, marooned on Mars. With supplies for just few months, Watney learns to grow vegetable on the Red Planet. From an astronaut, he turns to botanist.

On the planet, where environment conditions are not favorable for human life,Watney grows potatoes, lots ofpotatoes. A very interesting question arises: HowWatney growspotatoes so easily? There were no potato beetles or anything else that helps a potato to grow. Apart from this question, there are m...

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