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Claim: A planet-dissolving dust cloud will wipe out the solar system in 2014.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Origins: In mid-September 2005, a number of puzzled readers wrote to ask about an article they'd encountered online. According to the item they sent us, our solar system was slated to cease to exist in 2014 once a newly-discovered planet-eating cloud of dust enveloped it. Was it time to fire up the rocket ships and get the heck out of here?
Cancel your interplanetary evacuation plans — all one need know about the article quoted above is that it originated with the
The bogus article states: "It now appears that mangled information can distort matter." Our tendency is to agree.
Barbara "with regard to grey matter, that is" Mikkelson
Last updated: 19 September 2005
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