About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

January 4 'Zero Gravity Day' Turns Out to be a Complete Hoax

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on January 5, 2015 at 8:28 AM
Font : A-A+

 January 4 'Zero Gravity Day' Turns Out to be a Complete Hoax

An article which claimed that a unique planetary alignment on January 4, 2015, would decrease the effects of the Earth's gravity, causing temporary partial weightlessness, when people would be able to float in the air for 5 minutes has turned out to be a complete hoax.

The story about this 'zero gravity day' had been shared more than a million times on Facebook. 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.

Advertisement

While microgravity events can be found off Earth, a Nasa representative said, "Temporary microgravity can be created using aircraft flying in parabolic arcs."

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Ways to Manage Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic
Can Adjusting Fatty Acid Intake Improve Mood in Bipolar Disorder Patients?
Insulin Resistance Doubles the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 

Recommended Reading
'RobotSimian' - Ape-Like Robot for Disaster Relief by NASA
An ape-like emergency response robot that can pick up and manipulate objects at the time of ......
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Starts Drilling Again
After almost a year, drilling is all set to begin on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover....
Automated Cockpits Affect Pilots' Critical Thinking Skills: Study
Automated cockpits affect pilots' critical thinking skills, reveals a new research....
Science And Health Would Be Boosted By Obama's Budget
President Barack Obama's budget proposal would boost funds for major science and health programs....
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Find out more about the degenerative disease- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use