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

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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