Aug 21 2015

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Remain calm…all is well

NASA: There is no asteroid threatening Earth.

Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. On one of those dates, as rumors go, there will be an impact — “evidently” near Puerto Rico — causing wanton destruction to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.

But wait, there’s more…

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

So clearly a giant asteroid is going to strike Earth sometime before or after those dates. Wake up, Sheeple!!

Not sure how viral this rumor has been, since I haven’t heard anything about it. I have been up to my eyeballs in MUOS testing, so maybe I missed it.

The article goes on to say:

In fact, 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.

OK…now I feel better. It must be a slow news day if NASA took the time to respond to this rumor. The only thing missing from the article is this:

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