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7 things 'The Martian' gets right about science (pictures)

If the trailer for the new Matt Damon Mars flick looks all too real, thank NASA, which added some serious verisimilitude.

15 Images By August 25, 2015

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Matt Damon says 'The Martian' is on the cusp of reality​

I​n the upcoming film "The Martian," Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars who has to "science the s***" out of stuff to survive. CNET's Ashley Esqueda chats with him about the role, working with director Ridley Scott and why he thinks it's necessary for humans to get off this planet.

By August 21, 2015

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Ridley Scott and Matt Damon on making of 'The Martian'

At an extended preview and post-screening Q&A, director Ridley Scott, lead actor Matt Damon, book author Andy Weir, astronaut Drew Feustel and NASA's Dr. Jim Green discuss the soon-to-be released film.

August 19, 2015

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Matt Damon is lost in space in new trailer for 'The Martian'

The latest trailer shows his character trying to survive on Mars for four years in a habitat designed to keep him alive for a month. It's not all fun and games, but the movie has its light side.

By August 19, 2015

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'The Martian' trailer and teaser launch Matt Damon's mission to Mars

A teaser for Ridley Scott's adaptation of the hit novel parodies fun videos beamed back from the International Space Station.

By June 8, 2015

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'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015

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'The Martian': What happens when Ridley Scott calls NASA

When legendary director Ridley Scott needed advice for his latest movie, about a manned mission to Mars gone awry, he called on the real-life team working to putting astronauts on the Red Planet.

By August 19, 2015

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Strange 'double blob' atop Martian atmosphere puzzles scientists

Long fingerlike tendrils poked out from the part of the Red Planet known as the "Martian limb" and astronomers are scratching their heads over the cause.

By February 17, 2015

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Crave giveaway: Stylish Martian Notifier smartwatch

The Martian Notifier flaunts classic analog style with advanced phone alerts, and this week we're giving one away for free.

By February 13, 2015

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Martian Guess Connect and its other new designs don't look like smartwatches at all

Looking for a regular watch with benefits? The vibrating, message-notifying Martian lineup now includes a lot of new styles. We peeked at a few.

By January 5, 2015