It wouldn’t be a monumental achievement in human history without some truthers on the internet calling it fake. And NASA’s historic Pluto flyby is no different. The conspiracy theory crowd has descended on the event as their too-good-to-be-true choice this week. Wake up, sheeple! Pluto is just a dog at Disneyland!
As just one example, look at this video put together by YouTube user Crrow77.
"Now this is just an insult to your intelligence," the narrator says, ostensibly referring to NASA's Pluto flyby conspiracy. The creator of the video claims that the images we've seen of scientists loading a camera onto the New Horizons probe is "probably sitting in a Burbank soundstage somewhere".
His evidence? Well, he took his own telescope out in his backyard and pointed it at Jupiter. And since he can supposedly get a clearer image of Jupiter in his backyard at 643 million kilometres than NASA can get of Pluto at 14 million kilometres (which he can't) then this means it's all a hoax.
He may as well be screaming "enhance" at his computer monitor like he's in some fake '90s techno-thriller. Wake up! Stop being so hashtag gullible! DON'T BELIEVE THE HOLOGRAMS!
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As TruthIsNeverTooHorrible helpfully explains, Pluto doesn't even exist. It was invented by the Illuminati. That's just science:
ASTRONOMY FOR DUMMIES - The ONE BASIC FACT - read and weep about yourself
Any celestial body that can not be observed with a telescope located ON Earth, is fake.
This one basic fact implies that for instance Pluto (the first example among millions) is an invention created by the illuminati.
Decades later the illuminati used NASA and the soviet space agency to serially produce Pluto type of hoaxes.
There are still others who believe that NASA has indeed captured real images of Pluto but that there's a possible coverup involving aliens and buildings on the surface.
We here at Gizmodo accept the fact that we're sheeple and believe that NASA really did fly past Pluto in an astounding display of human ingenuity. Despite repeated demands from the internet, we refuse to wake up.
Picture: Actual image of Pluto and his Illuminati eyes by Andrew Liszewski.