Satellite Pictures From Space of the Shuttle Columbia Disintegrating-Fiction!

 

 

Summary of eRumor:

A sequence of pictures of a space shuttle exploding in space said to have been from an Israeli satellite that caught the shuttle Columbia breaking apart.

The Truth:

Anybody who has seen the space thriller film ARMAGEDDON will recognize these as sequences of the space shuttle Atlantis losing an encounter with asteroids.

They are not authentic pictures from space and are not of the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart upon re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere on 2/1/03, killing all seven astronauts on board.  

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

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