Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Giant asteroid Heading Toward Earth?


 Think this might have something 2 do with Operation Jade Helm 15?
-Daniel aka Obsidian


Viral false asteroid report leads to NASA denial

 

False reports are swirling the Internet that a major asteroid is taking aim at Earth and could hit and cause massive destruction next month. The reports are so viral that NASA is responding, trying to flush that rumor.

"There is no asteroid threatening Earth," NASA declared in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon.
The NASA release goes on to say that "numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015."

Those reports apparently are far more specific about the location of the impact than they are about the date it might occur, even though a difference of an hour or two of Earth spinning would mean the difference of thousands of miles on an impact location. And the difference of 14 days would mean, well, who knows where it might hit? Whatever date it was supposed to hit, it would hit near Puerto Rico, NASA says the false reports typically state.

"There is no scientific basis -- not one shred of evidence -- that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, states in the release.

"If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now," he states.

Another thing Chodas and his team do know -- this isn't the first time a wild, unsubstantiated claim of a celestial object about to impact Earth has been made, and unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last, NASA reported.  It seems to be a perennial favorite of the World Wide Web, NASA's release notes.

Here's a link to the full NASA release. And here's a link to NASA's asteroid-watch project's webpage.
 

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