30 Nov 2012

World Won't End Next Month : NASA

No, the heavens will not crash down upon thee, NASA confirms.

Some human folks may fall for all the talk about the worlds end on December 21 2012. But the scientists at NASA have come out with a detailed FAQ to do away with all such rumours. They point to the fact that December 21, 2012 will be just another winter solstice.

"Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012" - NASA states on the FAQ page.

NASA states that all the rumors about the end of the world started with claims that Niburu, a planet discovered by the Sumerians was coming our way. Intrestingly the end was predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the date was postponed to December 2012 and was linked to the end of a cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar. the Mayan calender's cycle ends on a winter solstice, hence the date 21 December 2012 was chosen.

NASA also quickly pointed out that it was not the end of the Mayan calendar, it is only the end of a long cycle. "Just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long count period begins in the Mayan calendar" - NASA states in its post.

More importantly, NASA clearly states that there is no evidence or science to back these claims and asserts that these are fictional assertions.

The buzz surrounding the 21 December 2012 phenomenon has been quite noticeablle, especially on all social networking websites. albeit in a humourous way. While the truth will only be known when the date arrives, a trusted body like NASA slamming the rumours goes a long way in spreading awareness.

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