China Uses Image Of Europe Being Nuked At Lunar Rover Exhibit

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 3:13PM
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 3:13PM
China Uses Image Of Europe Being Nuked At Lunar Rover Exhibit
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Woops! You would think that having successfully landed on the moon this past week, the Chinese National Space Administration could do no wrong right now. Think again. After images from a recent industry fair were posted online, a number of internet-goers spotted that there was an interesting addition to the image of the Earth that sat behind a model of the Yutu lunar rover....

 

In what would initially appear as a worrying discovery, the image actually shows a huge mushroom cloud emanating from Europe! Is this a terrifying yet subtle declaration of China's intentions towards the Western world? Hopefully not, no. As a Redditor by the name of wigg1es points out, the image is actually a stock image. 

 

So one would hope that this is merely a goof by a low ranking official or intern, but this is an image that is sure to spark internet conspiracy forums into a frenzy of discussion. Personally, we're (nervously) chuckling about this one and thinking to ourselves what sort of sh#tstorm would ensue if this happened at NASA.

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