World not Ending in 2012, U.S. Federal Government says so!

VIIRS Blue Marble Image January 2 2012

VIIRS Blue Marble Image taken January 2 2012

UPDATE 12/21/12 – See Article about end of world – The End of the World is here…we had a good run!!

It is OFFICIAL, the United States Government has announced on the USA.GOV web site that the world will not end after all in December 2012. Of course the people who believe it will would just say that this is meant to keep us all calm before the end….maybe this is so the Feds can finish building that space ship and get off the planet. In any case here is an excerpt from the announcement….

False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us(no and no), and many others.

The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012.

Unfortunately, these rumors have many people frightened, especially children. NASA has received thousands of letters concerned about the end of the world. David Morrison, a planetary astronomer and senior scientist for NASA who answers questions from the public about astrobiology, says, “At least a once a week I get a message from a young person ― as young as 11 ― who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday.”