This article is from Aug 04, 2021

Old hoax spreads again as NASA warns on cosmic rays !

Claim

Don’t use cell phones tonight. A shocking warning to the people across the world. Since cosmic rays are passing close to earth tonight it is advised to switch off your cell phones from 12.30 to 3.30 at midnight. And do not place the cell phones nearby which may cause dangers due to high radiation. This was adviced by NASA and is telecasted on a TV channel in Singapore.

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Explanation

A forward message is doing rounds on social media for more than 10 years. It claims that cosmic rays from Mars are passing close to earth tonight which may cause high radiation and have asked the people to not use cellphones during that period.

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We have already fact-checked this claim and published a video and meme on our social media handles in 2017. Now the same claim is fine-tuned with an additional rumour that the news was telecasted in a Singapore channel and is being spread. Since the claim doesn’t hold any details on the date or year it keeps doing rounds for more than 10 years.

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