NASA is convinced the world will make it to Dec. 22, 2012, despite rumors based on the Mayan calendar that say the world will end tomorrow, Dec. 21. So the space agency has posted a video on YouTube, designed to be viewed on Dec. 22, titled “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday,” Reuters reports.
NASA says the predictions of doom are the result of the doomsayers’ misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar.
In a separate YouTube video, Don Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near-Earth Object program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., says: "It’s just the end of the cycle and the beginning of the new one. It’s just like on Dec. 31, our calendar comes to an end, but a new calendar for the next year begins on Jan. 1," the piece reports.
Here’s the video: