Mars is hot right now. Not literally — it's much colder than Earth — but the planet is certainly having a cultural moment. The Martian, the hit 2015 movie, was basically a Castaway remake set on Mars. Billionaire Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars. And now, you can buy imitation Martian soil online. Wait, what?
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Written by Mae Rice September 24, 2018
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