NASA's January 4 'zero gravity day' story turns out to be hoax

"NASA-backed" story which claimed that on 4 January earth will experience the "zero gravity day" when people would be able to float in the air for five minutes has turned out to be a complete hoax.

ANI| Last Updated: Jan 03, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
NASA's January 4 'zero gravity day' story turns out to be hoax

London: "NASA-backed" story which claimed that on 4 January earth will experience the "zero gravity day" when people would be able to float in the air for five minutes has turned out to be a complete hoax.

The post was shared more than a million times on Facebook after the article was published on 15 December, which claimed that a unique planetary alignment would decrease the effects of the Earth's gravity, causing temporary partial weightlessness, the independent reported.

Sources for the unusual interplanetary episode include a photo-shopped tweet from NASA and an explanation of the Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect, attributed to Sir Patrick Moore.

While microgravity events can be found off Earth, a NASA representative told AL.com that "Temporary microgravity can be created using aircraft flying in parabolic arcs."