Claim: A planet-dissolving dust cloud will wipe out our solar system in December 2014.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014]
Is this true? “PLANET-DISSOLVING DUST CLOUD IS HEADED TOWARD EARTH!” Supposed to happen on December 1, 2014.
Origins: In mid-September 2005, a number of puzzled readers wrote to ask about an article they’d encountered online. According to the item they sent us,
PLANET-DISSOLVING DUST CLOUD IS HEADED TOWARD EARTH!
Scared-stiff astronomers have detected a mysterious mass they’ve dubbed a “chaos cloud” that dissolves everything in its path, including comets, asteroids, planets and entire
Discovered April 6 by NASA’s Chandra
“The good news is that this finding confirms several cutting-edge ideas in theoretical physics,” announced
“The bad news is that the total annihilation of our solar system is imminent.”
Although the original 2005 version postulated a
Concerned Earthlings can cancel their interplanetary evacuation plans: all one need know about the article quoted above
is it originated with the
The bogus article states: “It now appears that mangled information can distort matter.” Our tendency is to agree.
Barbara “with regard to grey matter, that is” Mikkelson
Last updated: 14 November 2014
Foster, Mike. “Planet-Dissolving Dust Cloud Is Headed Toward Earth!” Weekly World News. 12 September 2005.