NASA has officially denied that Doomsday will occur on May 21st.
Internet forums across the globe have reported that NASA has predicted the world will end shortly. However NASA has now stated that the news is a hoax.
They were responding in part to Irish American, Robert Fitzpatrick who recently wrote a book called the "Doomsday Code" and has spent his life savings, of $150,000, on an advertising campaign on New York City transport. He believes that Judgment Day will be May 21.
Harold Camping (89), who runs the group Family Radio, believes that same. He believes that God will destroy the earth this Saturday, 7,000 years after Noah's floods. He also predicts that those left alive on the earth will "experience 153 days of torment".
Now an Internet rumor is getting NASA in on the act.
Will the world end on May 21?
On the NASA website they say "Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation….Much like Y2K, 2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.”
The NASA article goes on to answers some other questions such as "Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012?" The Government agency answers "Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. 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."
The NASA experts explain that most doomsday predictions are based on the Mayan predictions that a planet, called Nibiru, is headed toward earth. NASA explains "This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.
NASA refuses to believe any of these predictions as they all lack evidence. They said "There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012" or beforehand.