Many people believe the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on December 21st. NASA knows the Mayan calendar is wrong. In fact, NASA is so confident that the Mayan calendar is wrong and the world won’t end in 8 days that they’ve already created a video titled “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday.” Amusingly, NASA appears to have a leak and/or mole, as the video already hit the web. Watch NASA’s “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday” video debunking the Mayan calendar below.

NASA’s “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday”

“The whole thing was a misconception from the very beginning,” the video begins.

“The Maya calendar did not end on December 21st, 2012 and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date.”the video continues, quoting Director of Archeoastronomy Dr. John Carlson, a radioastrologer who “earned his degrees studying distant galaxy” and began studying the 2012 prophecies 35 years ago.

Here’s what the video has to say…

“The times Maya’s used dwarfed those use currently used by modern astronomers. According to our our science, the big bang occured 13.7 billion years ago, there are dates in Mayan ruins that stretch back a billion billion times farther than that. The Maya long count calendar was designed to keep track of such long intervals. It is the most complex calendar system ever developed. Written using modern typography, the long count calendar resembles the odometer in a car. Because the digits rotate, the calendar can roll over and repeat itself. This repetition is key to the 2012 phenomenon. According to Maya theology, the world was created 5,125 years ago, on a date we would write August 11th, 3114 BC. At the time, the Maya calendar looked like this:

On December 21st, 2012, it is exactly the same. In the language of Maya scholars, thirteen ‘baktuns’ elapsed between two dates. This was a significant interval in Maya theology. But, stresses Carlson, not a destructive one. None of the thousands of ruins, tablets, and standing stones that archaeologists have examined foretell the end of the world. Modern science agrees.”

So, climb on out of your bunker, dock your ark, and cancel your tickets to that “powerfully spiritual mountain that’s going to protect you.” The world isn’t going to end.

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