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World won’t end on Dec 21, 2012 despite the end of Mayan calendar : NASA

Washington, Dec 5 (): The doomsday, which is being exaggerated and publicized highly by television shows such as the National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers and some other media, suggests that the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar’s 5,125-year-long cycle does not signify the end or any huge catastrophe. Rather, it is only pointing towards the end of the Mayan calendar.

The truth however is that there is no evidence for the end of the world on December 21, 2012. NASA scientists took time to soothe 2012 doomsday fears, warning against the dark side of Maya apocalypse rumours — frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may come to an end on Dec. 21.

NASA scientist David Morrison told that he receives 1-2 emails a month from 11-and 12-year-olds who are contemplating suicide over fears of the end of the world. He also shares that he received one message from a teacher who claims the parents of one of her students said they were planning to kill their kids and themselves to avoid the catastrophic end of the world.

The government-funded group already keeps a FAQ page, explaining how tales of the world ending on 21st December are pure fantasy. The various theories for the world ending are explained and debunked, and plenty of random questions are answered.

These fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. On December 21st, the date of the winter solstice, a calendar cycle called the 13th b’ak’tun comes to an end. Finally, the post explained that Earth has been getting along fine for the last 4 billion years and there is no threat to our planet this year.

Many scholars say there’s nothing to indicate that the Mayans predicted doomsday for humanity, but the abrupt end to the Mayan’s vision for the future has fuelled theories and speculation for decades.

In their much advanced effort, five NASA scientists and a California science educator took part in a live video-conference on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and fielded questions from the public about the most pervasive doomsday scenarios.