FALSE: NASA Discovers New Planet Covered with Marijuana

This article is a great example of unrealistic expectations from satellites. It was a claim from an unreliable news source that was quickly proven false, however insane claims such as this have plagued media outlets for a while. This particular story came from a supposed “NASA librarian” who reportedly received a call reporting an entire planet covered in marijuana, while scientists were excited about finding life on a planet and having something that “strongly encourage future generations to take interest in space exploration”. Of course the report was false but it still leads me to wonder, what the chances are of finding life on another planet through the use of satellites?

http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/planetmarijuana.asp

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