Mayan apocalypse is just a myth says Nasa - video

Don't worry – the world will NOT come to an end on 21 December, says US space agency

LAST UPDATED AT 16:17 ON Fri 14 Dec 2012

THE UNITED STATES space agency Nasa has released a film which rubbishes the ancient Mayan prophecy that the world will end on the 21 December 2012.

The film, entitled The World Didn't End Yesterday, was originally supposed to be released on 22 December, the day after the supposed Mayan apocalypse. Such is Nasa's confidence, it decided to put it out early.

The Nasa film argues that the theory of the apocalypse is based solely on the fact that the Mayans' 5,125-year calendar runs out on 21 December. But the interpretation of an apocalypse was a misconception from the very beginning. There were no ancient prophecies foretelling the end of the world on 21 December 2012.

Nasa also scoffs at the theory that a rogue planet known as Nibiru, which was identified by astronomers for the first time in November, will crash into earth and destroy all mankind. Such theories, says the space agency, are merely "internet hoaxes."

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