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Behind the science of The Martian

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Can you imagine being an editor of Astronomy magazine and getting to take a tour of the set of _The Martian_ to write an article about its science?!?! Dude will probably have a copy of this article cremated with him, then get the ashes compressed into a diamond, then have the diamond shot into the gravity well of Mars or something.

That is the coolest idea ever, Halibutboy. I want to shoot a diamond into the gravity well of Mars!