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Viral Fact Check: is world going to end on 29th April by Asteroid Hit?

Updated: Mar 19


There are many posts, videos and articles on social media claiming that the earth is going to hit by an Asteroid on 29th April 2020. A large part of population is afraid due to the wide coverage of news channels and websites. Here are some fact-check results which clear the confusion about the rumour.


Social Media Users Claim that Asteroid 52768 (1998 OR2) is expected to fly near earth at a approximate distance of 4million miles. This piece of news has been manupulated and served by many users in misleading ways.




Recently Official Account of Asteroid Watch twitted that it's nothing but a rumour that Asteroid is going to hit earth.

This official tweets clearly discard any kind of rumour created by social media users and channels. However, NASA is constantly monitoring the Asteroid, its trajectory speed and all other details. The data of Asteroid Approaches has been availed on website of JPL NASA also. The website for data regarding asteroid approach is https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/


The social media users are advised to not to get misleaded by social posts which claim the earth is going to end on 29th april.

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