It’s been a burning question for me ever since 12:30 on Friday, Dec. 21 came and went, and I was still standing. And my son’s tuition bill still remained unpaid. What gives? I thought the planet was going to implode or spin off its axis or go offline.
If it’s any consolation, you can find the answers from NASA. That’s right. Concerned about the effect this recent doomsday prophecy was having on the general population, NASA released a video to be aired on Dec. 22 to explain why we are all still here.
“The world will not end in 2012,” NASA wrote. “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.”
For those who’ve wondered about the Mayan calendars abrupt end, NASA addresses that too.
“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 wrote. “This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then—just as your calendar begins again on January 1—another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.”