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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imran raza December 19, 2012 at 04:49 PM
i mm imran raza god is a great and hi is a raheem and kareem
Karan Singh December 19, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Earth never going to end. This is my prediction . Karan Singh
Tanya Clossey December 20, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Like was mentioned, the world COMPLETELY ending we will not know. But as far as very soon this world going to basically cave in on itself is true. Look around you people and all the record breaking storms recently, all the deaths worldwide tolling up and all the devastation you have been seeing past 5 years. LOOK at what is going on in our government and the possibility of a WW3 in our near, i will say VERY near future. No people the world will not completely end, but please do not get to comfortable and do prepare for alot more devastation,freak storms,a new war and the soon to be loss of humanity. Sad but true, We are our own biggest enemy, so start fearing what you see around you and look down at your hands and see what we have been doing to this world and ourselves, in the end it is all our fault anyways. When we have quite frankly about killed 1 another off and almost completely destroyed our world and everything in it is when the world will end. When that may happen is all up to us. :)
Dave December 20, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Wow, Merry Christmas to you too!
Connie December 22, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Take a look around. The world didn't end. No major catastrophes even. Just a beautiful blue sky with white puffy clouds, followed by some light snow flurries. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful new new year.


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