Tens of thousands of people lined cheery this weekend to see the world come to an end in the pristine motion picture "2012." The disaster movie was number one on the box- office.
Now, according to many sources, mostly by the Internet, in the real day 2012, a planet called Nibiru will bang keen on the Earth, consequential in the extinction of the human fly; before the Earth’s charismatic poles will flip, causing the planet’s rotation to annul route, resultant in the extinction of the human fly; before the Earth will write a threatening estrangement in the Opaque Feature galaxy, ensuing in the extinction of the human race.
David Morrison is an astrobiologist by NASA, and he’s been answering hundreds of questions from people who are uneasy concerning what may happen in the year 2012. He joins us from his office in California.
Mr. DAVID MORRISON (Astrobiologist, NASA): Hi, happy to be here.
RAZ: I beg your pardon? is NASA doing to avoid the planet Nibiru from loud into Earth and creating a disaster?
Mr. MORRISON: NASA has nothing to accomplish with the Planet Nibiru because it doesn’t exist. I beg your pardon? NASA is free, before possibly I be supposed to declare what I am doing, is appraise to answer each and every one these people who are especially scared and distinguish condition we can’t get a number of information out to neutralize the mythology on the Internet.
RAZ: Could you repeat that? about compelling poles flipping?
Mr. MORRISON: The Earth reverses its fascinating divergence after every 400,000, 500,000 time. Here’s no incentive to reflect it will materialize at the present, rejection incentive to imagine it would cause a problem if it did, and additional to the point, it’s immediately fake to utter that if the charismatic divergence altered, that would have whatever thing to achieve with the rotation. They’re uncoupled.
RAZ: Satisfactorily, what about the Threatening Rift?
Mr. MORRISON: The Bleak Estrangement is merely a categorize where here are dust clouds in the Creamy Mode. I can’t imagine where anyone unequivocal to be scared of that. I’ve had so a lot of astral clothes that people are scared of. They’re frightened of the star Betelgeuse, they’re scared of the galactic concentrate, they’re frightened of black holes, and it’s emphatically every vapor.
RAZ: Accordingly in attendance is no cover-up. NASA is not wrapper this up.
Mr. MORRISON: NASA is not wrapper it up.
RAZ: Acceptable. At this moment, hundreds of people have been writing to you, asking you about 2012, and they are genuinely uneasy and frightened concerning this.
Mr. MORRISON: Mainly community who compose to me are simply asking: Will the world end? Except the ones that truly concern me, I don’t know how to answer.
RAZ: Fine, which ones bother you?
Mr. MORRISON: I’ve had three commencing fresh ancestors motto they were contemplating committing suicide. I’ve had two as of women contemplating killing their children and themselves. I had one last few week from a person who said: I’m accordingly scared. My only ally is my little afflict. As must I plunk it to sleep accordingly it won’t suffer? And I don’t get how to react those questions.
RAZ: This is especially decided. I require, this is not immediately a joke. I entail, here are really ancestors who really consider this.
Mr. MORRISON: Agreed, and it seems unfamiliar to many of us because we get that near’s a lot of fakery by the Internet. Except it seems that, here are people who perform trust it.
RAZ: Instantly, you are a staid astrobiologist. I entail, you have fervent your life to a fantastically decided profession. Is it classify of, you get, maddening on behalf of you to have to respond these questions from people absent here in the Internet, blogosphere world and accordingly on?
Mr. MORRISON: It’s unexpected. My questions on the Internet are about astrobiology, and I immobile get a few astrobiology questions about vivacity in the universe, except they’re overwhelmed by this concern in relation to 2012, and it does displease me not for the reason that it takes gone as of my calculate except since all these people are being fooled by a substantial hoax.
RAZ: Instantly, three time from now, when December 21, 2012, comes and goes, consent to’s articulate, exclusive of an incident, perform you imagine that will ensue the end of all this doomsday stuff?
Mr. MORRISON: Near’s a extensive story of doomsdays. Bear in mind Y2K?
RAZ: Yeah, of course.
Mr. MORRISON: Unchanging the planet Nibiru was predicted to attain the Earth in Could of 2003. When far-flung as I make out, it didn’t, and someone immediately short of reset, and now it’s next in 2012. Thus I don’t ponder we’ll endlessly be real relieve of apocalyptic stories about Globe X and the end of the world.
RAZ: With the intention of’s David Morrison. He’s an astrobiologist with NASA, and he tied me from the Ames Research Meeting point in San Jose, California.
Dr. Morrison, show appreciation you hence much.
Mr. MORRISON: And enjoy 2013 when it comes.