Another day, another article has misrepresented the words of a scientist.
This time, this article comes from the Russian state-owned Sputnik News website; According to them, a NASA scientist has revealed a "secret sign that would indicate an imminent apocalypse."
So just to set the record straight, we're here to explain that Michelle Thaller, an astronomer and deputy director of scientific communication at the Goddard Center of NASA, has not done anything like that.
In a segment of YouTube recently published by the Big Think multimedia company, Thaller responded to one of the favorite questions from the theorists of the conspiracy: scientists tell us about an apocalypse that is approaching?
According to Sputnik, Thaller revealed "one of the most reliable signs that comes from the apocalypse."
So what was it? Well, apparently The "secret sign" is equivalent to this: "On the day that all scientists buy the great wine, leave their credit cards and disappear, you may want to worry," explains Thaller in the video (below).
However, this was not the end of the sentence.
"But even this is not how we work," adds Thaller. "We are people, and if we knew it was dangerous, we could not hide it."
A sign of the apocalypse would probably come in the form of NASA by writing about their findings and publishing them immediately to the public; Of course, in some areas of Internet that are not as exciting as "secret signs".
In the same interview, Thaller also notes that NASA is working to prevent a disastrous collection of asteroids with the Earth, but as ScienceAlert has previously informed, we have a long way to go before our search skills and Reorientation are about to zero.
But the last point of Thaller could have been the most important.
When asked questions such as "what is NASA hiding" people, it explains why it is frustrated that scientists are seen as "this monolithic inhumane group that we could hide things and what we would like."
"I know this is not going to convince the theories of the conspiracy, but one of the things that most like about our science [at NASA] It is so accessible that it is, and how much we are I would Tell him, even if something bad happened. "
If you want to hear the whole segment, all the video is shown below.