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Is Dec. 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!

So, 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.

Kids.gov has posted tips for parents and caregivers: How to Talk to Kids about the World Ending in 2012 Rumors

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Darrell David hooper December 21, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Is it going to end
Cal vin December 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM
No
SomeoneSpecial December 21, 2012 at 01:09 PM
The world is changing that is about it - new flowers are already popping up in in the snow polar bears are becoming extinct and goats are dieing where they used to stay warm. If anything really does happen, It will be caused by the sun and the solar flairs but we have a long time left before this happens. Although NASA did report a live ufo type object draining energy from the sun and that is freaky if you ask me they are unsure of what the huge object was and how it was able to get so close to the sun without burning up but whatever is was obviously uses the suns energy for gas or we are someones pets as i come to think of it just like a light bulb lives so long before it has to be replaced that object could of recharged the sun giving us new light it is still unexplained what it is and why it showed up in NASA video recordings of the sun and solar system. the question is was it a ufo or was it part of the sun to keep it activated every so many billions of years NASA said they never seen this happen before so it was definitely new and weird. Pretty cool NASA said they found space portals in the solar system that is more then likely how it got here with out being spotted till NASA video captured it doing its job or refilling on sun energy one of the two.
SomeoneSpecial December 21, 2012 at 01:15 PM
You can hear more about this video by going here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvV42Nek-3Y
SomeoneSpecial December 21, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Or here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=NR7NIwY5y1A
Loreta nika December 21, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Maybe we don't know only god knows we our death happens
Loreta nika December 21, 2012 at 02:09 PM
We don't know if the world will end only god knows
Loreta nika December 21, 2012 at 02:10 PM
No only god knows if it will end

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