'Confident' NASA debunks doomsday myth by releasing premature video
NASA is so sure that the world is not coming to an end next week that they have already released a video for the day after.
NASA scientists have no doubt the world will still be in one piece next week, beyond the Mayan-predicted demise on December 21.
They have already released a video, called 'The World Didn't End Yesterday', which pulls the prophecy to bits, stuff.co.nz reports.
"If you are watching this video, it means one thing. The world didn't end yesterday", at the outset of the video, meant to be watched by viewers the day after the supposed end of the world, it said.
The video points to the theories of Dr John Carlson, the director of the Centre for Archeoastronomy.
According to the report, he is backed up by NASA scientists reported on the space agency's website.
"The world will not end in 2012," a group of NASA scientists said.
"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," they said.
They write the predictions started with the idea a planet called Nibiru was headed towards Earth.
"This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and 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," the scientists said.