Deadspin.com: NASA Tricked By Fake Asteroid Hoax

Asteroid Hoax

Some experts say all the pictures of NASA with the asteroid stem from a single file photo.

Cape Canaveral, FL—An article on the website Deadspin.com alleged yesterday that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which had been all over the news lately regarding the possibility that an office-building-sized asteroid would be buzzing by Earth this week and getting as close as 17,000 miles to us, might have been the victim of an elaborate, cruel hoax.

For nearly four years now, NASA had told all its friends and family and teammates about their relationship with the asteroid, named 2012DA14. But the Twitter and Facebook accounts of 2012 DA14 seem now to show posts and photos of an as-yet unidentified rock hurtling through space.

The Deadspin.com article said the site conducted their own investigation into the asteroid and, “were able to discover online chatter among the perpetrators that was certainly the ultimate proof of this, the joy they were taking. The casualness among themselves they were talking about what they accomplished.”
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