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Here Are The Actual Places On Mars Where "The Martian" Is Set

The places are real, and NASA has the images to prove it! Mild spoilers.

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That region looks pretty gnarly IRL:

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NASA estimates that the dust here is probably at least a meter thick and covering any evidence of boulders or underlying geology — one reason why NASA tends to avoid areas like this for their rovers.

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