WATCH: NASA Discusses Why The World Is Not Ending This Year

Posted Dec 17, 2012

According to an ancient Mayan prophecy, the world is supposed to come to an end on December 21, 2012.  This has been an urban legend for a long time.  Dr. John Carlson said that this has been a misconception from the very beginning.  The Mayan calendar did not end on December 21, 2012 and there were no Maya prophecies for telling the end of the world on that date.  Carlson is a radio astronomer that studied distant galaxies.  He had become interested in the 2012 phenomena 35 years ago when he attended  a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Mayans studied astronomy and developed an elaborate written language.  Carlson was particularly intrigued by the way that the Mayans had an expansive sense of time.  The Mayans tracked time in a way that is similar to an odometer on a car.  Once it hits a maximum number like 999999, it will reset itself to a number like 0000000.  According to Maya theology, the world was created 5,125 years ago on a date that we would write as August 11, 3114 B.C.  At that time, the Maya calendar looked like 13 0 0 0 0.  On December 21, 2012, the calendar would be exactly the same.  This is a significant interval in Maya theology but it is not a destructive one.

Archaeologists have examined thousands of Mayan tablets and ruins and none of them foretell the end of the world.  NASA also found that no known asteroid comets or a rogue planet coming anywhere near Earth.  If there was an object coming for the Earth, you would see a very bright object in the sky by now — just go outside and see for yourself.  The sun is also at it’s lowest solar cycle too.

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