FAKE NEWS: Asteroid Threat Debunking

Daniel de Zeeuw
daniel@b612foundation.org

August 7, 2019

If you read internet news, you may have seen headlines that say “KILLER ASTEROID ON COLLISION COURSE WITH EARTH” or “COULD ASTEROID X HIT EARTH NEXT WEEK?.” Too many sites earn their clicks with fake and fearful headlines about asteroids. 

We try to explain that this fear is based on incorrect information, but these doomsday articles continue to arise.

We recently came across a Quora post by Robert Walker that not only debunks these headlines but is also a relatively comprehensive overview on the current state of Near-Earth Asteroids.

We recommend you take a look. Click here to read it.

Daniel de Zeeuw
daniel@b612foundation.org