All posts tagged "NASA"

  • Odd News
    British Astronaut Dials Wrong Number From Space

    Tim Peake, a British astronaut aboard the International Space Station, tweeted out an apology after dialing a wrong number from space.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    ISS “UFO” Photo Explained

    In November 2015, a photo snapped from the International Space Station raised eyebrows of some UFO enthusiasts who suggested the image captured an unidentified flying craft.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    15 Days of Darkness in November? Not True!

    A fake news article circulating online suggests that the planet will experience 15 days of darkness in late November 2015.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Are These Images of Earth in 1978 and 2012 Accurate?

    A graphic shows two images of our planet, one dated 1978 and the other dated 2012. The 1978 photo shows a much greener United States, while the 2012 image appears to be devoid of vegetation. The caption reads, “The same planet just 34 years after. Kinda sad, right?” How accurate is this comparison?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Debunked: Six Days of Darkness June 2015

    Has NASA announced a period of six days of darkness which will occur in June through July 2015? That is the claim of a popular internet rumor, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen this claim.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Urban Legend: NASA Space Pen

    A long-standing urban myth claims that NASA invested millions into developing a pen that would work in space while Russian cosmonauts simply used pencils.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Debunked: NASA Photo of a Pyramid on the Moon

    A grainy image allegedly shows a pyramid on the moon, snapped by one of the Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972. Is this real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Has the Earth Slowed by 24 Seconds Over the Past Two Years?

    A claim circulating online states that the earth is slowing and a day is now 24 seconds longer than it was only two years ago. Is this true or false?