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NASA: Apocalypse, no!

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico // Israel Leal/AP

With the Mayan apocalypse fast approaching (two weeks!), a NASA senior scientist has reassured the world that the space agency isn't hiding any intel on the order of the universe and its impending implosion December 21. "There’s no cosmic catastrophe coming," David Morrison said definitively to Current TV's Cenk Uygur. (Watch the full video here.)

See, one of the prevailing theories for how the world will come to an end this month is that the planets will all align in some way to trigger hugegantic natural disasters and other chaos on that day. Actually, a lot of the theories about the world ending involve space, a frontier the Mayans probably knew little about. There's the one about Nibiru, the sun's dark star counterpart that is coming our way as we speak. Or, the idea that the sun has reached a solar maximum that will lead to our death and destruction. To all of that, NASA just says no — just as it has insisted for months now, official agency explainers and all.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

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