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'The Martian' movie and Mars' weather: Is that for real?

Posted at 1:07 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 12:38:27-04

The Martian movie starring Matt Damon gets released this Friday, September 30.

The movie is all about a manned mission to Mars gone wrong after an astronaut is left for dead following a terrible dust storm.

Hollywood is known for taking certain liberties with science all for the sake of adding drama to a story, so Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers decided to ask actual astronomer, Dean Regas, about weather on other planets.

It sounds like we have it pretty good here on Earth, despite deadly storms and extreme temperatures. For realtime alerts when that deadly weather is about to hit your exact location here on Earth, download the Storm Shield App.