The world will end on December 21, 2012. Or, according to NASA, it won’t. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just put out a new video to address some of the rumors going around about the Mayan Apocalypse. According to NASA, 2012 Doomsday is just a myth.
Don Yeomans, head of the Near-Earth Objects Program Office at NASA/JPL, addresses many apocalyptic rumors in the new video. For one, he states that the Mayan calendar doesn’t actually end in December 2012. According to Yeomans, the Mayans calendar functions just like ours. Our calendar ends in December but starts again in January. Yeomans said:
“(The Mayan calendar) does not end on December 21, 2012; it’s just the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one. It’s just like on December 31, our calendar comes to an end, but a new calendar begins on January 1.”
Yeomans also said that the planet Nibiru, which is rumored to be on a crash course with earth, doesn’t exist. Yeomans said:
“This enormous planet is supposed to be coming toward Earth, but if it were, we would have seen it long ago. And if it were invisible somehow, we would have seen the [gravitational] effects of this planet on neighboring planets. Thousands of astronomers who scan the sky on a daily basis have not seen this.”
But what about a giant cover-up by NASA? Prosperous, says Yeomans. “Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a daily basis keeping the same secret from the public for several years?”
Yeamons also addresses the issue of solar flares (the earth’s magnetosphere shields us from radiation), planetary alignments that could cause massive tidal waves (there are no planetary alignments in December of 2012), and a shift in the earth’s axis (can’t happen because the moon stabilizes the earth).
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Since the beginning of time there have been literally hundreds of thousands of predictions for the end of the world, and we’re still here.”
Here’s the video from NASA.
Do you think the world will end on December 21, 2012?