Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

By Alyssa Jung

Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise, because NASA is pretty confident it’s not going to happen.

The space agency released a video called “Why The World Didn’t End Yesterday,” 10 days early. Check it out below.

It explains why the world won’t end in a blast of solar energy from the sun or a collision with a giant asteroid, despite the long-held belief that the Mayans “predicted” such an event. Scientists and experts agree that no such asteroid or comet is hurtling toward Earth, a rogue planet is not coming to destroy us, and the sun is not a threat either.

NASA also posted answers to FAQ about end of the world rumors on its website.

So you can unpack your bags and cancel your flight to Bugarach, because 2013 will arrive on schedule.