NASA Debunks the Doomsday Theory

First Posted: Dec 03, 2012 06:41 AM EST

The dreaded Mayan apocalypse that predicts the crashing of Earth Dec. 21 has generated widespread and gratuitous fear worldwide. The alleged destruction around the corner is causing emotional breakdowns and dread amongst those who truly believe that the world will end on Dec. 21.   

But NASA scientists have quashed the doomsday rumours and have assured the public that the world will not end any time in the near future.

NASA addresses the "Mayans predicted the end of the world" theory on a new section of their website entitled "Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End."

According to the Mayan calendar interpretations, on the 21sta calendar cycle baktun comes to an end. Baktun is a 20 katun cycle of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. And according to their theory there will be a calamitous event in which Earth will collide with a massive rogue planet, Nibiru.

David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center said during a NASA Google+ Hangout event, "There is no true issue here. This is just a manufactured fantasy," according to Fox News.

NASA has responded to numerous questions regarding the Mayan prediction such as "Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? What is the origin of the prediction that world will end in 2012?  Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?'

NASA clearly denies the existence of a planet named Nibiru around which the rumors of doomsday are centered. According to the Mayan prediction, Nibiru will align with Earth resulting in a solar flare.

According to the scientists, Nibiru and other stories are all hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Niburu or Palnet X were real and headed for an encounter with Earth in 2012, then astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade.

"The world will not end in 2012. 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," said NASA.

"You can dispel this rumor yourself. You don't have to ask the government or ask scientists. Just go out and look at the sky. You will find no new bright object heading for the Earth," Morris said.

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