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NASA Releases Mayan Apocalypse Video Early, Confident World Won’t End

Mayan Apocalypse Not Happening Says Nasa

The Mayan Apocalypse has no chance of happening on December 21. That was the message NASA sent earlier this week when the space agency released its own Mayan Apocalypse video early.

In the video, an announcer proclaims:

“December 22, 2012. If you’re watching this video, it means one thing: the world didn’t end yesterday.”

Dr. John Carlson, Director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy, tells The Atlantic:

“The whole thing was a misconception from the very beginning.”

In fact, the Mayan Apocalypse misconceptions eventually led NASA scientist Dr. David Morrison, senior scientist at NASA’s Astrobiology Institute in the Ames Research Center in California, to sit down with The Awl to discuss the problems associated with the Mayan prediction and questions he has been receiving via email.

Here’s part of the interview with Morrison:

“The emails started filtering in at a trickle, but after a few years of what he called “relative peace,” it’s become a deluge. He estimated that over the past four years, he’s gotten over 5,000 emails related to doomsday. Lately, the column has been receiving about 50 emails a week, most of them about the apocalypse …

” ‘I have become somewhat obsessed with it,’ [Morrison] said. Even if the interactions don’t usually go beyond two emails, he never tires of hearing the responses. ‘It’s the depths of their commitment that’s so amazing, that they will go to such mental contortions to try to think of a way to preserve their beliefs in spite of evidence to the contrary.’ “

Still not convinced the world won’t come to an end on December 21, 2012? Here’s NASA’s answer to the Mayan Apocalpyse non-sense:

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10 Responses to “NASA Releases Mayan Apocalypse Video Early, Confident World Won’t End”

  1. Anonymous

    NASA is just saying that nothing will happen on December 21 or 23, 2012 because they are afraid of what actions we are going to take that might affect them since they have been preparing for this and might as well surely survive the cataclysm while hundreds of millions of us fade swiftly.

  2. Yoah Noah

    if something happened 5000 light years away from earth like a mini nova 5000 years ago then maybe nothing is coming this way by now! LOL

  3. Milly Patilly

    I have been looking this stuff up for the past week i cant help myself every day i google it and every day there is something new. Iv read nasa has confirmed we will colide with planet x on 21 dec then nasa has said it doesnt exist. Iv read its hiding behind the sun. Its hiding in a black hole iv read notradamus did predict the end of the world on 21st dec then iv read he didnt. Aparently there are aliens watching the planet and waiting. Iv read the poles in the eartg are going to shift causing mass floods and all that jazz then iv read it wont and that if it did it would take thousands of years to realign itself. Iv read the mayans calendar did predict the end of the world then iv read it doesnt. How the hell can anyone trust anything that is being said on the internet or anywhere for that matter im 24 i have a 2.5yr old daughter and im 6months pregnant i cant sleep properly i check the sky alot of the time just to see whats out there and i see nothing either nibiru doesnt exist or im not looking in the correct spot. I dont want the world to end i want to watch my daughter grow up i want to meet my unborn son i want to die when im old 2yrs ago this really scared me i have a fear of death i can cover up all this 21st dec hyp with jokes but on that day im going to be petrified im not even sending my daughter to daycare on friday because of it my partner will be at work till late at night and my best friend will be in melbourne i have no one to comfort me on that day my daughter will sence my fear on that day and i know i will not eat a thing and my heart will be throbbing threw my chest if nothing happens well thats great but if something does im alone i wouldnt know what to do and yeah im scared out of my mind about this i knew about all this stuff since i was 12yrs old and now it has finnally come what the hell am.i meant to do?