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Submission + - TIME Backpedals on Betelgeuse (time.com)

Lyrata writes: In an article written with the scientific authority of a HeadOn commercial, TIME (via the Huffington Post) predicts that the Earth may have two suns by 2012. Although the article currently contains a number of hilarious claims, more interesting are the even more ridiculous "facts" that have since been removed. A look at the comments reveals a few of these, among them claims that Betelgeuse is the second largest star in the universe and neutrinos causing the formation of gold and silver. With links to some form of this article being found on TIME, CNN, and Fark, what does this say about journalistic integrity on the Internet?

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