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This is what it'll be like to live on Mars (according to a scientist)

NASA has a plan. Elon Musk has some ideas too. Heck, there's even been a competition to get you there.

If everything goes according to plan, humans will set foot on Mars in the very near future - as soon as the 2030s, by NASA's estimations. Yet despite countless sci-fi predictions and Matt Damon's escapades, we've no practical idea what it'll really be like to live on the Red Planet.

Inspired by the forthcoming DOOM video game - a rather hellish depiction of what we could find awaiting us on the sands of Mars - President of the Mars Society Australia Jonathan Clarke (a palaeontologist and general Mars pro) spoke to ShortList.com about what we can expect from life on Mars.

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