Published on November 20th, 20120
NASA gives new explanations about the “Apocalypse” predicted the end of 2012 (VIDEO)
Some people believe that human civilization will be destroyed by an apocalyptic event on December 21, 2012, disaster was predicted by the Mayan civilization. To respond to rumours on “Mayan Apocalypse” NASA specialists have released a new video that provides an answer for those who believe in apocalyptic theories.
NASA chose Dan Yeomans, the head of Near-Earth Objects program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to meet assumptions apocalyptic popular on the Internet.
Many people believe that in December of this year calendar used by the Maya civilization will come to an end, since it will coincide with a cataclysmic event. This is absolutely wrong, expert say at NASA. “The Mayan calendar does not end on December 21, 2012. This is just the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. Something similar happens in the case of December 31: Our calendar comes to an end, but a new beginning: January 1 st”, said Dan Yeomans.
Another hypothesis made headlines on the Internet refers to an imaginary planet called Nibiru. [Believers In Mysterious Planet Nibiru Await Earth's End] Many people think that this planet is approaching Earth from outside the solar system and will collide with Earth in December. “This gigantic planet which is assumed to approach the Earth would not exist. If there were, we saw a long time. And if this planet would be invisible, I have noticed that gravitational effects would have had on nearby planets. None of thousands of daily sky astronomers failed not to observe such an effect”, said Dan Yeomans.
Yeomans added that it was impossible for NASA to hide the truth in this case. “Can you imagine the thousands of astronomers who study the sky could keep this secret over the years? “.
NASA specialist commented assumption that how the planets and sun will align in December will cause giant tidal waves, with a catastrophic effect on Earth. “There will be no planetary alignment in December. Then, even if it were to occur, would have no effect on Earth’s oceans. There are only two bodies in our solar system that can affect Earth’s oceans: the moon, because it is very close, and the Sun, which is massive and relatively close. Planets have a negligible effect on Earth”, said Dan Yeomans.
Another contention of those who believe that the apocalypse will occur this year is that the Earth’s axis will reverse on December 21, 2012. “The axis of rotation of the Earth can not be changed because the Moon’s orbit around Earth stabilizes and does not allow one to change. Regarding the Earth’s magnetic field, it changes to about 500,000 years, but there is no conclusive evidence that this will happen in December. If you were to change it would take you several thousand years. And this event would not create any problem on earth, it should only recalibrate our compasses”, said Yeomans.
To conclude, Yeomans quoted the famous astronomer Carl Sagan, who held that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. Dan Yeomans added to his statement, “since the beginning of time there were hundreds of thousands of prophecies referring to the end of the world, but here we are still here”.
Source: Scientific AmericanDiscovery-Zone