Saturday, December 22, 2012
Intended as a video to be aired on Dec. 22, NASA reassures the public that life will continue on after the so-called Mayan apocalypse.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
In another attempt to debunk widespread belief that the world is coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, NASA has released a video intended to be aired on Dec. 22 -- confirming that life on Earth continues on. The four-minute video titled "Why the World Didn't End Yesterday," labels the Dec. 21 Mayan apocalypse as a hoax and explains how the rumors began. Earlier this month, the U.S. Government responded to apocalyptic fears by posting a blog on the USA.gov website to help dispel the rumors. The post touches on how many have been left frightened, especially children, some of whom have contemplated committing suicide because of the doomsday predictions. NASA has also published a section on its site that provides answers for commonly asked …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Mayan calendar predicts the "end" to come today, but at what time? Here's the answer, which may surprise you.
If you're hoping for something eventful to happen to mark the end of the world, as foretold by the Mayan calendar, you may have already missed it. The end of the world was supposed to happen on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11:11 UTC, which is 6:11 a.m. for everyone living on the East Coast. What did you do to "celebrate" at the time? Are you having an end of the world party in Exeter tonight? Tell us about it in the comments!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21— do you believe it?
Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012? Apocalypse in the house ... and it's just a day away. Is it myth or fantasy? Even NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. Or so they think. “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,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact on Bolingbrook.
Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s own New College to the scientific minds at NASA, they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead …