CNN iReport Unpublishes Hoax, Asteroid won't 'end civilization as we know it' in 2041

May 29, 2014 9:01 AM

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CNN iReport Unpublishes Hoax, Asteroid won't 'end civilization as we know it' in 2041

CNN unpublished an iReport story that claimed an asteroid was going to hit Earth on March 35, 2041. The story was titled "Giant asteroid possibly on collision course with Earth."

The story claimed of the civilization-ending asteroid: "Astronomers have placed the odds of an impact at 1 in 2.04, which is by far the most unprecedented risk ever faced to humanity, let alone from asteroids. Such an impact could potentially end civilization as we know it."

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