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World not ending on Dec 21, 2012 : NASA

Dec 1 (): NASA has recently cleared that the end of 2012 is not going to happen as the dooms day for the world and the world is not going to end by 2012.

There were a number of claims which acted as a reason to end the world. Some said that a dwarf planet is going to collide with Earth. Others said that 2012 is the end of Mayan calendar.

NASA says there is no scientific evidence behind the predictions that the world will end on December 21, 2012. It states that all the rumours began with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, was headed towards the Earth.

There is no Nibiru or Planet X that has been observed by astronomers and if they really were on a path to hit the Earth in a couple of weeks, they would be visible to the naked eye by now.

And the other reason claimed was the Mayan calendar’s cycle ends on the 2012 winter solstice, and so the doomsday date was predicted to be on December 21, 2012.

The 21st of December, which also happens to mark the Winter Solstice, the day when the Sun will appear at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon, has long been believed by some to signify the end of the world, based on the Mayan calendar.

Morrison is a scientist, not a historian, but he has done some research and says the same ancient Mayans who created that calendar also prophesied some events to happen 300-500 years from now, meaning even they did not think the world was coming to an end.

Regarding the end of the Mayan calendar -actual Mayan experts insist that the Mayans had no actual interest in predicting the end of the world, and in fact, archaeologists think they may have found a Mayan calendar that goes far beyond 2013.

This catastrophe was at first predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012, they said.

At the discussion, Morrison said that while 2012 doomsday theories are “a joke to many people” there is no real imminent threat to the Earth.