Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars and Twitter blasts off


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You’d assume Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, could be a professional at figuring out planets and astronomical our bodies. You’d assume.

However on Sunday, Musk despatched out a tweet that mentioned “OCCUPY MARS.”

Twitter customers had been fast to level out the (admittedly cool) picture hooked up wasn’t Mars in any respect, however a picture of the moon taken in 2018 throughout a lunar eclipse.

Musk admitted his personal mistake, sending out laughing emoji and including in, “Moon too.”

For sure, the goof entertained Musk’s many Twitter followers. Wrote Australian scientist Upulie Divisekera, “Hey Tremendous House Genius, that is the moon in a complete lunar eclipse.”

Some made a connection between Musk’s moon-Mars confusion and a current tweet from President Donald Trump, through which he mentioned NASA ought to deal with Mars, including, “of which the Moon is a component.”

Requested one Twitter person, “Um..are you deliberately making enjoyable of our President? Cuz if you happen to’re not, could I?”

However perhaps the perfect tweet made a Star Wars reference. “That is no moon,” wrote a Twitter person going by House Pirate. “No…wait…it’s a moon.”


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