Scientists from the US Aeronautics Agency have just officially defended fears about the end of the world in 2012 and warned about the harmful effects of rumors about the end of the world (December 21 next ) according to the ancient Mayan calendar.
According to experts, the fear of apocalypse stems from the misunderstanding of the ancient Mayan calendar. On the winter day of December 21, a calendar cycle called b'ak'tun 13th will end.
Although the Mayan scholars agree that the ancient Mayans did not regard December 21 as the end of the world, rumors said that a cosmic incident could end life on Earth. that day still spread very fast and caused immeasurable harm. They frightened many people, especially children, and made many teenagers think of suicide because of fear of the world's doom.
The winter solstice day (December 21) is just the end of the 13th b'ak'tun calendar cycle in the calendar
Ancient Mayan people, not alluding to the end of the world. (Artwork: CTV)
Before that fact, NASA decided to join. The agency nurtured a 2012 news page to dislodge popular rumors about the apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar, such as the idea that an 'unjust' planet would crash into Earth on the winter solstice. , wipe out all humanity. In fact, astronomers are very good at detecting near-Earth objects, and any wandering planet that is expected to crash into Earth in the next 3 weeks will also become bright objects. most in the sky after the Sun and the Moon.
'There is no truth here. This is just a weird idea replicated , 'said David Morrison, an astrophysicist at NASA's Ames Research Center, emphasizing on Live Science.
Unfortunately, the prospect is oddly harmful in the real world. As one of NASA's outstanding speakers on mythical fantasies related to the end of 2012, Mr. Morrison has revealed that he has received many letters and emails from ordinary panicked people, mostly young people. Some say they can't eat or worry so much that they can't sleep, others say they want to commit suicide.
NASA scientists also received many questions through social networks in an hour-long online video chat to disintegrate the myths about the end of the world, from 'inconsistent' Nibiru to danger Terrible muscles from the intense outbreaks of the Sun.
In fact, according to NASA astronomer Lika Guhathakurta, it is true that the Sun is in the most active phase of the cycle, synonymous with electronic energy peaking. The big outbreaks of the Sun can affect electronic systems and positioning on Earth, but these astronomical surveillance satellites always give a multitude of warnings, allowing authorities to find measures. countermeasures from magnetic storms increase sharply when it attacks our atmosphere. In addition, the strength of the Sun's hurricanes has not exceeded the threshold of the Earth's resistance in the past.
Astronomical experts insist, in the near future, there is no heaven
how to crash into the Earth, destroying our planet. (Photo: ItNews)
In addition, without any object, planet close to Earth or something like that threatens to collide with our 'common home' on December 21, Don Yeomans, a scientist. is in charge of monitoring near-Earth objects at NASA's JPL laboratory. The only close-up approach is expected to occur on February 13, 2013, when an asteroid will move across Earth within 4.5 times the radius of our planet (radius Earth is 6,378km). Yeomans insists, the asteroid will not crash into Earth.
Other rumors, such as the Earth's magnetic field will suddenly reverse or our planet will travel nearly 30,000 years and be sucked into a black hole in the center of the Milky Way also rejected. (A bright year is the distance that light travels in a year, equivalent to about 10 trillion km).
A popular rumor about whether the Earth will go through a complete "deactivation" process from December 23-25 is also considered unfounded.
After all, concerns about the fate of the Earth should be better focused and issues that are slowing down such as climate change, instead of towards some cosmic disaster, Andrew Fraknoi, an astronomer belonging to Foothill College in California, said.
This view received the approval of NASA astrophysicist Mitzi Adams: 'The biggest threat to Earth in 2012, at the end of this year and in the future, comes from humanity alone'.