Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cosmos Rays from Mars

Times of India
11 July 2009

SMS on 'Mars rays' a prank

Mumbai: Many Mumbaikars, including students, were surprised to receive an SMS on Thursday night warning that so-called "cosmos rays'' would enter the earth's orbit from Mars between 12 midnight and 4 am. They were advised to deactivate their mobile phones.

The message claimed that it was repeating what Nasa had told BBC. But when TOI checked the Nasa website, there was no such warning and no one had even recalled hearing about it on the news channels. [...]