CNN takes down article predicting 2041 asteroid-Earth collision

May 28, 2014 4:25 PM

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CNN takes down article predicting 2041 asteroid-Earth collision

"Astronomers have placed the odds of an impact at 1 in 2.04," the false report claimed.

The story claimed astronomers at NASA slated the asteroid's arrival date for March 35, 2041 -- but failed to explain how March was granted four extra dates. NASA eventually confirmed the claim as nonsense, but the story remained live for 24 hours before it was finally taken down.

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