Anyone can also post anything they want on the internet. Believing everything you read there maybe hazardous to your health, NASA warns. Lately, there several doomsday items that came out on the internet that would put the weak-hearted at risk of dying from heart attack when reading these seemingly authentic news items when in fact they are just product of the users imagination.
NASA needs the world to realize that there are, as of now, no space rocks heading towards Earth to crush it to Kingdom come.
It may appear like an illogical conclusion of immeasurable proportions, but news of falling objects from heaven blowing the earth to kingdom come have been a permanent part of human history.
In 2011, premonitions about the “doomsday” comet Elenin spread on the Internet, despite the fact that the space rock had just begun to break into a surge of flotsam and jetsam that didn’t represent any risk to our planet.
What’s more, in January, NASA guaranteed worried readers that the space rocks 2004 BL86 and 2014 YB35 would pass the Earth at far distances after users made imaginary claims of closer Earth trajectories.
Old gossipy tidbits about a space rock drawing nearer Earth at some point between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015 reemerged online this week; and, once more, NASA says there’s nothing to panic over.
“There is no logical premise – not one shred of proof – that a space rock or some other celestial item will effect Earth on those dates,” said Paul Chodas, administrator of NASA’s Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of astronomers and scientists observing the sky for any space objects.
The gossipy tidbits appear to follow back to a self-declared prophet, Efrain Rodriguez. He said he sent a letter to NASA on Nov. 12, 2010 titled “Letter to the Space Agency… meteor making a beeline for Puerto Rico,” according to Veterans Today.
Mr. Rodriguez got a message from God, he assured, that a space rock would “soon be found in the alarm systems of NASA.” It would head towards Puerto Rico and trigger a seismic tremor and tidal wave that would obliterate the Atlantic and Gulf shores of the US and Mexico along with Central and South America. He asked NASA to act on his reports and issue a warning for people to vacate affected regions.
Yet in the latest explanations and warning on his space rock warning Facebook page, Mr. Rodriguez says his prior comments aren’t in anyway related with the most recent conspiracy theory at all. Still, to emphasize, he’s been writing in uppercase, “Our view is that we must be ready at all times, not for a specific date, sign, time frame, or calculation. The Bible instructs us to be watchful at all, we repeat, at all times.”
Be that as it may, Mr. Chados guarantees that his group at NASA has been attentive. “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 said.
Science Aug 21, 2015
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