NASA: “Don’t Fear The Reaper”

Posted by on March 12, 2012

A new video released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains why the the world won’t end on December 21, 2012.

The video, a quick checklist of doomsday scenarios, is narrated by Don Yeomans, head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Near-Earth Object Program.

According to Yeomans, the Mayans left us nothing to worry about. In fact, their calendar wasn’t much different from ours:

“Their calendar does not end on December 21, 2012; it’s just the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It’s just like on December 31, our calendar comes to an end but a new calendar for the next year begins on January 1.”

Yeomans also talks about the mysterious Planet X, Nibiru (the video uses the more uncommon, potentially incorrect spelling “Niburu”).

“So this enormous planet is supposed to be coming toward Earth. But if it were, we would have seen it long ago. And if it were invisible, somehow, we would have seen the effects of this planet on the neighboring planets…

And then there’s folks who think that NASA astronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populace. Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a nightly basis keeping the same secrets from the public for several years?”

It’s interesting that NASA is actually addressing these issues. It can be fun to muse about the apocalypse, despite a handful of soothsayers going a bit too far, but to see NASA jumping on board. Seems like the end times have become mainstream.

I guess with new shows popping up like Doomsday Bunkers and Doomsday Preppers, and probably others in the future, they felt the need to share their point of view. Though, I’m not sure how many people will be convinced.

Besides, as we all know, the end of the world will be on February 14th, in the year 2016.

Valentine’s Day.

Bummer.

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.