Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve heard the rumor that existence as we know it will come to an end in less than three weeks. So says those who ascribe to the “Mayans predicted the end of the world” theory, which states that a cataclysmic event will happen on December 21. NASA disagrees, however, and has been vocal regarding the issue.
In fact, the agency has an entire section of their website titled “Beyond 2012: Why the World Won’t End.” According to NASA, the entire rumor started with the maybe-it’s-out-there planet Nibiru is making its way towards our blue marble. All of this is tied to the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, which does not, in fact, end on December 21. Even if planets do align, the event will be a non-issue.
NASA space scientist David Morrison offered this statement. “I’m disturbed by letters from kids who are afraid. I think that is the worst part of this hoax, and it is a hoax.” People should be more concerned about climate change and the issues it brings, says the agency, than planets aligning and causing the entire world to go dark.
NASA has not stated that the earth is in danger, and any statements otherwise are not true. For what it’s worth, Nibiru doesn’t exist. It’s worth noting that this catastrophe was first scheduled for 2003, so if history is any indication, we’ll be right here on December 22 to provide you with the latest and greatest technology news.