Many have seen the claim that a star named Aderoid, near as big as our very own sun, will come very close to Earth on June 21st, so close that it look as if we have two suns in the sky. It is said that the star will come within approximately 34 million miles of the earth, and the next time it comes this close won't be until the year 2287.
Now, as awe-inspiring as this may be, it seems fairly extraordinary for such an event to occur and not be all over the news. The reason for that is this: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and all of the evidence for this claim points against the phenomena itself.
Here are the facts. Earth is 93 million miles away from the sun, and Mercury is 36 million miles away from the sun. As we all know, Mercury is a hot, desolate planet, and completely inhospitable to life. If this star called Aderoid came within 34 million miles of Earth, we would be preparing for the end of the world, not an enormous spectacle that we could take pretty pictures of.
Another strong piece of evidence that should strongly be taken into consideration is the fact there is no record of a star called Aderoid in either the Internet Stellar Database, nor in the findings of Nasa. In fact, the nearest star, besides our own sun, is a star called Alpha Centauri, which lies a good 25.8 trillion miles from the earth.
So next time you see a hoax like this, make sure you do your homework before getting your cameras out.