NASA Reports: 2012 Won't Be the End of the World

Breathe easy, the apocalypse isn’t this year, says new study

By on November 15th, 2012 14:45 GMT

NASA scientists have conducted a research meant to put to rest the increasingly numerous speculations about 2012 being the year when the world ends.

The supposition, which has been terrifying many these past few years, has its origins in the astronomic predictions of Sumerian and Mayan civilizations. The end of the world is believed to occur at the date when ancient Mayan calendar ends, which is December 21, 2012.

NASA scientists are firmly repelling this presumption.

“Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 – another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar,” researchers state.

They explain that the event that will take place on December 21, 2012 will be no different from the one occurring every year at this specific date. The sun will appear at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon, a phenomenon known as the winter solstice.

There will be no special planet alignment with catastrophic consequences, as some say it’ll happen. No such thing has been predicted for 2012 or any other year of the next few decades.

As for the theory that, in 2012, the Earth could register a radical polar shift, researchers declare it to be naturally impossible.

NASA scientists also assure us there is no danger for the Earth to be hit by a big meteor this year.

“The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs,” they say.

All those theories s about 2012 being the end of the world are nothing but phantasmagorical creations, according to scientists.

“There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there," declares NASA senior researcher Don Yeomans.
December 21, 2012: not the end of the world, just another winter solstice
   December 21, 2012: not the end of the world, just another winter solstice
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