A Scary Amount Of People Think The Martian Is A True Story

It might be scientifically accurate, but it is most definitely NOT real

Matt Damon’s The Martian is getting rave reviews for its scientific accuracy, but some people are having trouble discerning fact from fiction.

In the film, a U.S. astronaut (played by Damon) is left behind on Mars after his team mistakenly believe he died in a duststorm.

Twitter is being flooded with tweets from movie-goers who think the Hollywood blockbuster is based on a true story.


For the record, the only celestial body humans have set foot on – besides Earth – is the moon.

Last month, NASA revealed the strongest evidence yet that liquid water is flowing on Mars, reigniting discussions on when man may be able to land on the red planet.



In a weird way, the tweeters might not be entirely wrong – watch legendary astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explain how all life on Earth may have originated on Mars.

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