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Potatoes on Mars: NASA attempts space farming in Peru by CCTV News

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Blockbuster The Martian, actor Matt Damon plays a botanist who discovers how to grow potatoes on the Red Planet. Now, US scientists are conducting an experiment that will bring them a step closer to making that a reality in Peru. The team will simulate Martian atmospheric conditions in a laboratory, using soil from Peru’s Pampas de La Joya desert, when the experiment begins.