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December 21 is not the end of the world, says NASA Youtube video

Science used to debunk doomsday myths

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Despite the Mayan calendar, and at least one doomsday action film, December 21, 2012 is NOT going to be the end of the world, says NASA in a Youtube video.

The Mayan long-count calendar doesn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012, according to research from Dr. John Carlson. Though, Dec. 21, 2012 is an important date where — much like an odometer on a car — the Mayan calendar just rolls over and repeats itself.

Also, no known asteroids or comets are on a collision course with Earth. There are no rogue planets on their way, either. (If there was, we would already be able to see it as the brightest object in the night sky.)

Phew. Here’s the video that debunks common end-of-world myths using proven science:

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