Tuesday, January 03, 2012

NASA: Nada

Just when it began to look like this might be an eventful year:

NASA: The world will not end in 2012
“Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. 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,” the space agency said in a statement posted on its frequently asked questions segment of its website.

“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,” says NASA.

“There are no known near-Earth objects in 2012 that present a credible risk to Earth,” said one NASA official. “None, zero, zip, nada.”

Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/science/nasa-the-world-will-not-end-in-2012/#ixzz1iLh1BGaA



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