This year has already seen a number of disasters and harrowing events – from the global coronavirus pandemic which has killed thousands of people, to the killing of unarmed American citizen George Floyd, which sparked a new Black Lives Matter movement across the globe.
However, NASA said there is no evidence or any scientific clues suggesting the world would end on December 21, 2012 – whether that date has passed or is actually next week, as the theory suggests.
The space agency said: “For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence?
“There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact.
“There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.”