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NASA Explains why the World won’t end in 21 December,2012

Why World won't end in 2012 - NASA

With all the hype being created around the fictional assertions of unusual events taking place on 21st of December, 2012, NASA clearly states that the World is not going to end on 21st. It clarifies that these hypes are just fictional.

“…the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there…”
                                       – Don Yeomans, NASA senior research scientist

Here’s the abstract of the NASA Article – Beyond 2012: Why the World Won’t End

1. Mayan Calendar Ends, but Starts again

Many people link the end of Mayan Calender to be the End of the world, but the fact is, the calender ends but starts again.
Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

2. Total Blackout is a Rumor

Many false reports claim that some sort of “alignment of the universe” will cause a blackout on Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25. These reports are false and there is no such alignments. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence

3. Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax

There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist.

4. A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible

There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people.

5. No danger of Earth being hit by a meteor in 2012

The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Space guard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. Nasa have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

6. Solar storms are not new

Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history

Read Full article here: Beyond 2012 By NASA

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