Scientists of the American space agency NASA convinced, despite numerous predictions that the end of the world in December of this year, will not occur.
"Our planet was fine for more than 4 billion years, and claims that the end of the world is coming soon, are without any scientific justification," — noted in a statement posted on its website.
One of them, in particular, is that the Earth will face wandering in the solar system mythical planet Nibiru, which supposedly predicted the existence of the Sumerians. Originally disaster for this scenario was planned in May 2003. However, when it did not happen, end of the world was moved to December 21, 2012. It was on this date comes the end of one of the cycles of the Mayan calendar.
But that is no reason to wait until the end of the world, experts say.
"Time does not end just because hanging on your kitchen calendar ends on December 31. So the Mayan calendar does not end December 21, 2012. This date is the latest in a long period of time, the Mayan number system, but then they begin a new cycle — the same as you hang on the wall a new calendar on January 1, "- says scientists NASA.
Researchers also refutes other common theory about the end of the world: the death of our planet as a result of a collision with another celestial body, a giant solar flare, pole shift and the "parade of planets" — an astronomical phenomenon in which a certain number of planets in the solar system is on the same away from the sun in the small sector.
On Wednesday, November 28, scientists from NASA space agency during video chat dispel popular myths about the Maya predicted the end of the world, which, according to their calendar should occur on December 21.
David Morrison, an astrobiologist Ames Research Center has assured the audience during a video chat Google+ Hangouts, which is actually the end of the world is expected. "There is no truth. This is just an artificially created fantasy "quoted researcher site Space.com.
Unfortunately, the fantasy has real consequences, said Morrison. According to him, he received many letters from concerned citizens and especially young people. Many complained that they can not have, or too excited to sleep. Some said that he was thinking about suicide. "I think it is low — to spread rumors on the Internet to frighten children," said Morrison.
Scientists have dispelled many myths, from the fact that the Earth is suddenly confronted with the planet Nibiru, ending with the fact that our planet suddenly change the polarity of a magnetic field and fly 30,000 light years, landed in a black hole. Among other one in the audience was asked whether it was true that from 23 to 25 December the entire planet in darkness, in response to the entire board of scientists only asked, "What?" And blinked his eyes.
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