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'Life' Movie Brings Terrifying Space Thrills (Photo Gallery)

On a Mission in Microgravity

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David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) float weightlessly through a corridor of the International Space Station.

Oxygen Candles

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David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal) uses an oxygen candle to lure the alien as part of a plan to get rid of it once and for all.

Safe in the Soyuz

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Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) uses an oxygen candle to breathe while escaping the space station in a Soyuz capsule.

The Great Escape

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The remaining astronauts escape the crumbling space station in Soyuz crew capsules ... but where is Calvin? You'll have to watch the movie to find out.

"Life" Movie Poster

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The official movie poster for "Life" suggests that maybe the search for life on Mars isn't such a great idea after all.

All-Star Astronaut Cast

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds star as space station astronauts in "Life."

Hanneke Weitering

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. 

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