posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 05:26 AM
This is extremely shoddy trash journalism.
A little research brought me quickly to that article:
Which says that "By the end of 2003, astronomers had discovered about 400 asteroids whose orbits crossed the Earth's. These are prime candidates for
eventual impacts with the Earth in the distant future. "
Obviously, those trash articles above took this information (note the date, 2003, so it's hardly NEW information) and made it into a doom scenario
like "400 asteroid orbits are crossing Earth" --- ERGO "Earth is likely to be destroyed by 400 asteroids".
A) I don't see any information about a "previously unknown asteroid belt", for sure nothing from NASA.
B) That hundreds of asteroids cross Earth's path is not exactly new
C) The number of 400 asteroids where each could POSSIBLY impact Earth in the future (which may well be the case ) is meaningless because it doesn't
look like a "new", "shocking" observation to me, just something astronomers know for a long time already, at least since 2003. The article just
makes it sound like some new discovery and the crap with a previously "unknown astroid" belt which "suddenly has been discovered and is shocking
scientists" "heading towards Earth" is entire made-up. (Of course, prove me wrong by citing a NASA source about this alleged "newly discovered
Asteroid belt") Just saying...