Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as some have claimed. However, NASA says that "it will be another winter solstice". The organization made the post on its website as a response to a popular Mayan conspiracy theory which states that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21st 2012.
In the "Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End' section, the space agency answers frequently asked questions and removes all doubt from the minds of readers using science and logic.
Questions like 'Does the Mayan calendar end on December 2012?', Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth?' and Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?', have been answered on the website.
NASA simply states that the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012 and that December 22nd is the start of another long-count period. Other responses from the agency include that there will be no planetary alignments for the next few decades, that the theories behind the planet Nibiru are a part of an INTERNET hoax, that there is no possibility of a reversal in the rotation of Earth and that there will be no asteroids or meteorites visiting the planet this year.
The agency states that its scientists believe that there is no science or evidence backing all these 'end of world' theories and that they are simply works of fiction seen in books, movies and other facets of entertainment.
The section also contains detailed explanations on why Supernovas, Solar Storms and other space based incidents will have no impact on earth and its inhabitants.
by RTT Staff Writer
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