NASA Pours Cold Water on Doomsday Prophecy
Quashing the ‘doomsday’ rumors, top NASA scientists have assured that the world won’t end on December 21, 2012. “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,” NASA said on its website. The ‘doomsday story’ started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth.
This catastrophe was initially 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 at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012, they said. The US Space agency also specified that the Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012.