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NASA Seeks to Debunk Doomsday Prophecy
12.17.12
 
As 2012 draws to a close, many websites, books and cable television shows are erroneously predicting the end of the world. These claims range from fears that a rogue planet is heading toward Earth, to solar flares torching our planet.  David Morrison, a senior scientist and astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center is working to inform the public that each of the claims are false and there is no reason that December 21, 2012 will be different from any other day on Earth.

 
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 1- TRT 00:15“The widespread Rumors that there will be a catastrophe or even a doomsday on December 21 are wrong. This is simply a big hoax, It will be a day just like any other.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 2- TRT 00:18 “NASA has received thousands of emails and calls from members of the public who are concerned, especially young people. So it seems only right that NASA Scientists should help to dispel these rumors of doomsday.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 3- TRT 00:16 “There are many different threads that come together on this doomsday hoax for December 21. They come from a variety of sources. The only thing they have in common is that one date of the 21st.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 4- TRT 00:19 “Some people think that the Maya calendar for the ancient Maya civilization comes to an end on December 21st or even that the Maya predicted some sort of catastrophe. That is simply not true. That’s a modern rumor, that has nothing to do with the real Maya.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 5- TRT 00:19 “One doomsday rumor has a planet, a rogue planet, a Nibiru Planet that is coming into the solar system and crashing into earth. This is silly. If there were such an object, everyone would see it. It would be one of the brightest objects in the sky.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 6- TRT 00:15 “There are claims that the earths rotation will change or that the poles will flip causing terrible damage. Well this just can’t happen. There is so no way that we could have a pole flip on the earth.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 7- TRT 00:17 “Part of the doomsday rumor is that there will a planetary alignment and this will somehow damage the earth. Well, they couldn’t pick a worse time. On December 21 the planets will be scattered all over the sky.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 8- TRT 00:15“There is a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy thirty thousand light years away. Some people think that it’s going to suck us in and destroy the earth but astronomers know that’s impossible.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 9- TRT  00:16 “The earths rotation axis wobbles slowly with a 26,000 year period and some people say this period is about to end. But it never ends. It just keep on going.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 10- TRT 00:18 “We have all seen frequent news reports of volcano’s and earthquakes and some people think there are more of them but there aren’t. The frequency of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is no greater now than any time in the past.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 11- TRT 00:11 “There is a recent internet rumor that NASA has confirmed that there will be three days of total darkness on the earth, starting December 22. Well, NASA didn’t say that, nobody said it. It’s just another crazy idea.”
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David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Cut 12- 00:19 “The earth is always subject to meteors and even small asteroids striking the atmosphere. Astronomers keep track of these objects and predict any impacts that may take place. None are going to take place this month.”
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