Asteroid Coming to Earth

proximity to Earth a while back, but will an asteroid hit Earth on April 29? Fact check!

Omoniyi Adedeji Samuel 
Updated on: March 31, 2020 14:04 IST
fact check
Claim: NASA warns about an asteroid hitting Earth on April 29, 2020
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What is the rumour about?

  • The rumour is about an apparent warning by NASA that talks about an asteroid hitting the Earth on April 29, 2020.
  • There are many versions of the viral message that also state that a huge section of humans will be wiped out from around the globe. 
  • Some messages also state that the Earth will be partially hit and that will put everyone’s life in danger.

Who started the rumour?

  • Many Facebook users started sharing a video by Headlines India and captioned it saying that the world is going to end on April 29. Here is the screenshot of one such post.
  • Many WhatsApp forwards were also seen mentioning the same in different languages. 
  • Few online portals had also misinterpreted the official NASA news leading to a state of panic amongst people reading this message. 
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