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Steve Martin fact checks Fox News on astronomy

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Fox News viewers might know less than people who don't watch any news, but Steve Martin has their backs. After FoxNews.com ran a story titled "Amateur Astronomer Snaps Historic Photo of Another Galaxy" (which was actually a solar system), Martin — who can now add "copy editor" to his résumé in addition to "banjo player"posted this tweet:

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To its credit, Fox amended the article: "The headline for an earlier version of this story incorrectly described Olsen's photo as a 'galaxy.' The error was brought to the attention of FoxNews.com by famed comedian, actor and author Steve Martin — who obviously recognizes a good story when he reads it — and we have corrected the headline."

He's a wild 'n' crazy geek.

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