The space crew dudes can breathe on Mars because of these insects that eat algae and exhale oxygen. Gallagher (Val Kilmer) outsmarts the robot AIMEE, sets it on fire and takes its battery in order to power up the old Russian ship that he uses to leave Mars. Bowman (Carrie Anne Moss) rescues Gallagher as he's entering the Mars orbit and they study the Mars insects that Burchenal (Tom Sizemore) stored in a tube before dying.
Question: The ship is hit by a solar flare. But in that case shouldn't Earth advise them about the solar flare incoming? It is supposed that the Sun is constantly watched for solar flares, in case a human mission is en route. Shouldn't mission control on Earth be watching for any unusual solar activity to advise the crew? And they could warn them with time because radio waves go faster than solar flares.
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