NASA Mayan Apocalypse Video: Before December 21, 2012, NASA Publishes 'Why the World Didn't End Yesterday'
NASA has released a video explaining why the December 21, 2012 apocalypse will not happen.
According to Yahoo!, the video, titled "The World Didn't End Yesterday," acts as if the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 did not happen. Of course, NASA cannot predict the future, but it seems the organization is so confident that it released this video debunking the apocalypse.
The NASA Mayan apocalypse video explains, "None of the thousands of [Mayan] ruins, tablets and standing stones that archaeologists have examined foretell an end of the world."
The NASA Mayan apocalypse video also includes quotes and assertions from renowned scientists. For instance, the clip states that Don Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth object program, does not know of any asteroids or comets heading on a collision course towards Earth.
"If there were anything out there like a planet headed for Earth, it would already be [one of the] brightest objects in the sky," said NASA astrobiologist David Morrison in the apocalypse video. "Everybody on Earth could see it. You don't need to ask the government, just go out and look. It's not there."
NASA likely made this apocalypse video because of all the inquiries the organization has been receiving about the potential catastrophic event on December 21, 2012. TIME magazine reported that Morrison himself has received numerous questions about the matter.
"A large fraction are from people asking if the world will end, saying they're scared and don't know what to do," Morrison told TIME. "A few even talk about suicide."
Indeed, besides this NASA Mayan apocalypse video, the organization has a whole section of its website dedicated to answering questions about the prediction and why it will not happen. As we previously reported, the US government has also taken the time to write a blog post on the matter. NASA also already has a whole section of its website dedicated to debunking the December 21, 2012 apocalypse.
"False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time," the post states. "Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won't), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others."
However, other countries have taken a more lighthearted approach to the impending apocalypse. As we previously noted, the prime minister of Australia released a parody video last week warning about the events of December 21, 2012. In the clip, she tells citizens, "Whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-pop, if you know one thing about me it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end."
You can watch the NASA Mayan apocalypse video below.
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