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    The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

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    With the popcorn-fueled apocalypse entering theaters this Friday, there's one organization that's not so thrilled about the hysteria "2012" is drumming up. That'd be NASA, and the space agency is — as you'd imagine — reassuring everyone that it's going to be okay come 2012.

    "2012" is cashing in on a gamut of wild doomsday scenarios revolving around the belief that the Mayan calender purportedly ends on December 21st, 2012. The date is thought to be significant to many besides, and there are even opposing theories swirling around claiming that the world won't end, but instead shift radically.

    NASA is interested in particular with Nibiru — also known as Planet X, a fabled celestial object that "2012" addresses — which some believe may collide with or pass nearby the Earth, ending life as we know it.

    According to physorg.com, "NASA insisted the Mayan calendar in fact does not end on December 21, 2012, as another period begins immediately afterward. And it said there are no planetary alignments on the horizon for the next few decades."

    NASA posted a FAQ guide on its site, hoping to dispel some of the claims. The real proof, the agency says, is that no credible astronomers have discovered Planet X, and would have been able to track an object like it for a decade, at least.

    From NASA:

    Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of pending doomsday?
    A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

    Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
    A: 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. 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.

    So there you have it. Is NASA laying down the law, or is it all just some big cover up? Either way, we'll find out in 2012, just like we found out what was what back during y2k and also in 2003, when Planet X was originally supposed to mess us up.
    And for more ardent skeptics, NASA's FAQ on 2012

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html





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    Re: The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

    Is this the goverment cover up VikingsTW warned us about?

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    Re: The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

    Is this the same NASA that faked the moon landing?
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    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    Is this the same NASA that faked the moon landing?
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    Re: The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

    If it ends so be it, I really don't give 2 shits.
    Just let it be known as another reason to party like never b4 in 2012.
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    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
    If it ends so be it, I really don't give 2 poohies.
    Just let it be known as another reason to party like never b4 in 2012.
    Granted, but if the world isn't going to end shouldn't we be getting a stadium built?

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    Re: The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

    Well if NASA says its true, then it must be true
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    "Bkfldviking" wrote:
    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
    If it ends so be it, I really don't give 2 poohies.
    Just let it be known as another reason to party like never b4 in 2012.
    Granted, but if the world isn't going to end shouldn't we be getting a stadium built?
    No, we should only build one if the world is going to end, that way we never have to pay for it. If the earth continues they'll probably have to raise taxes.

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    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
    If it ends so be it, I really don't give 2 shits.
    Just let it be known as another reason to party like never b4 in 2012.
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    Re: The world won't end in 2012, NASA argues

    lol... I can't believe NASA took the time to argue this.

    It almost seems like they were paid by a certain movie company to hold a press conference about whether or not the world will cease to exist in 2012... would be a pretty good PR move, and I've heard of stranger things happening.

    It does seem like an odd thing to hold a press conference about though.

    While they're at it, they should let us know who wins the Super Bowl this year.
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