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Is December 21, 2012 the End of the World? NASA Says No

Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact on the entire world.

Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice.

Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance — they had to end it somewhere!

What is All the Fuss About?

There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include:

  • The ending of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans, according to a , kept three separate calendars. The “long calendar” ends on Dec. 21. Some say this constitutes a Doomsday prediction; many do not.
  • Nostradamus. That famed French seer from the 1500s has been credited with predicting several end-of-the-world scenarios that some believe will take place in 2012. The website December212012.com points to the potential sparking of World War III on this date.
  • The collision of Earth and the supposed planet Nibiru. This supposed space catastrophe was initially predicted to strike back in 2003. The planet in question was supposedly discovered by the Sumerians, according to NASA. When the world didn’t end in 2003, the date was moved to December 2012 for the deadly collision with earth.

What are the Experts Saying?

The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made some scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. And they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead and pay that mortgage bill and wrap those holiday presents.

Here’s what NASA has to say about all of the collective Doomsday prophesies:

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.

What do you think? Is the world coming to an end in a few days, or are you making sure those bill payments go out on time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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sangeetha dev December 20, 2012 at 05:46 AM
something will be destroyed at 21 dec 2012 .... its not the world .... some superstitial belifs of mankind..:)lol
JoannAnderson December 20, 2012 at 05:49 AM
We just so t to no the truth. From NASA. Please
JoannAnderson December 20, 2012 at 05:52 AM
We just won't to know the truth from NASA. Please
JoannAnderson December 20, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Will the moon an sun come in line. An should we be afrade
Maila ghale December 20, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Maila ghale Hope to see new brand world
Nanthagopal December 20, 2012 at 11:10 AM
26 12 2012 end of tha world
Michael Josef Basl December 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM
http://www.michaeljosefbasl.blogspot.com

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