Nasa explains why the end of the world is not coming on December 21

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to retrieve that resignation letter from the boss's desk, return the life savings to your bank account and attempt to return to normal life – Nasa has announced that the world will not end on 21 December.

In a video published on YouTube, the space agency sought to calm fears – triggered by the supposed end of the Mayan calendar – that Christmas was about to be spoiled by the disintegration of Earth and the extinction of its 7 billion population.

The film was scheduled to be published on 22 December 2012, explaining why the world didn't end the previous day. "If you're watching this video it means one thing – the world didn't end yesterday," runs the commentary.

But Nasa is so confident in its prediction that it has released it now.

The prediction that the world would end four days before Christmas 2012 – potentially wreaking havoc with gift buying and travel plans – is a long-standing misconception, Nasa explains.

An accompanying post on the agency's website, titled Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End, says that 21 December this year has been labelled as the end of all things because the Mayan calendar ends on this date.

But "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," Nasa says. Instead, it just starts over again.

Another factor in the end of the world prophecy comes from claims that a "supposed planet" called Nibiru is heading for Earth, hellbent on destruction.

"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 the Mayan calendar, Nasa said.

As astrobiologist David Morrison puts it in the Nasa video: "If there were anything out there like a planet headed for earth it would already be one of the brightest objects in the sky. Everybody on earth could see it. You don't need to ask the government. Just go out and look. It's not there."
chicco77 at 10:30 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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nothing we no go hear
arsenal123 at 10:48 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Kechywillz at 11:21 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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U should concept your mind on the coming of Jesus and not end of the world,period!!

Yongichow at 11:22 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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This doomsday Prophets can only fool d foolish and d gullible
oboyjay at 11:27 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Sign of end time, think more of jesus
PidginMOUTH at 11:29 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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The prophet Daniel spoke of “the TIME OF THE END.” The apostle Peter said, “there shall come in the LAST DAYS scoffers.” Paul said, “In the LAST DAYS perilous times shall come.” Christ’s disciples asked Him about “the END OF THE WORLD.” Has this time come? Can you be sure?
Noble12 at 11:53 PM, 15/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Hahahahahahaha! I no fit laugh! Na 2day, dis pple wid false prediction.
Aquarium at 12:07 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Hahahahahahahahahaha! I no fit laugh. Mek i go collect my N1M. 'Cos it looks like i just won a bet!

dickman2 at 12:32 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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good..we all go die na ..even our leaders with all the money ..e good ooh ..
Windows8 at 12:39 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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aso4life1 at 01:40 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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I Have preaching this to me for the past 3 weeks now, they knock my door and all this.

pchinedu20 at 02:02 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Is that Rapture?
C_Johnson at 02:15 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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because eveything is in the hand of GOD not NASA
9jabreed at 02:50 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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we just need to be prayerful this days.... come end of the world or not.. cos my bible tells me that, there shall be false prophesies during this times.

Chericoco at 03:02 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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World without end amen.
stikerxxx at 06:42 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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winace at 07:24 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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Some people are tempting GOD wit their stupid predition.
fuckume at 07:51 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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To hell wit d White and their false predictionLucky them..... Anyway, dis out.... http:///*****?page=act/ref&invcod=43112
analyzation at 08:09 AM, 16/12/2012 (5 years ago)
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only the Father knows the time
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