Many media sites as well as mystery mongering rubbish sites are hyping the prediction that an asteroid will hit earth in September prompting NASA to issue a statement. What good will that do? None. Crap news reigns on the internet.
NASA has denied viral internet claims that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking widespread devastation.
Rumour-mongers have said the cosmic strike would hit near Puerto Rico, destroying parts of the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.
Conspiracy theorists suggested the US authorities were secretly making emergency plans for the impending catastrophe.
But NASA said no known celestial object has any credible chance of hitting Earth over the next century.
Here is a headline from the Express (UK), a tabloid (with my helpful commentary)
You know, end times predictions are a dime a dozen. They never come true. That major news outlets would print such stuff is irresponsible to say the least. Even just asking this as a form of a question seems innocent but that is not the message that people take away. They see “asteroid destroy Earth” and this will cause some to panic. Sadly, too many people think if it’s printed, it must have some validity.
That NASA has to waste time answering a stupid fictional scenario of doom is sad. But they, and many other governmental agencies DO have to waste YOUR MONEY to debunk total Bullshit promoted by non-credible sources.
NASA scientists provide real science to debunk wild Internet rumors about an alleged September asteroid impact.
NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program says there have been no asteroids or comets observed that would impact Earth anytime in the foreseeable future. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of impacting Earth in the next 100 years.
Yes, that IS “what they want you to think” because it’s the truth. No one is hiding the possibility of a natural disaster. You are delusional if you seriously think otherwise. But after doing this website for 4 whole years now, I know that the average person doesn’t really want the truth, they want to be entertained, or scared, or outraged by a good story. That is not a wise situation for society to be in.
Tip: Graham Donald