Mayan long count calendar. NASA assures us that just as the Earth and time do not end on your calendar at home when Jan 1st comes around, both time and the Earth will not end when the Mayan calendar comes to an end.
Another doom prediction comes from the ancient Sumerians, who predicted that a planet named Nibiru is set to collide with the Earth in Dec 2012. It also happens that they predicted that this would happen back in May 2003 but when nothing happened, they seem to have arbitrarily moved the date up a few years and crossed their fingers. Needless to say, the folks at NASA haven’t found any new planets in our solar system lately, especially not ones that are on a collision course with Earth.
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) caused by exploding stars can cause a jet of radiation that could destroy all life on Earth. While this is true, the star would have to be pointed exactly at Earth. While a GRB could affect us from up to 10,000 light years away – the closest known GRB on record was 1.3 Billion light years away.
Government Accountability Office, NASA’s administrator is authorized to accept unconditional gifts or donations of services, money, and property. Yes, this means that you can send Christmas presents to NASA via NASA administrator Charles Bolden. You can call Ask NASA for a shipping address at (202) 358-0000 so you can send NASA some nice reindeer sweaters or a couple million to keep NASA afloat. Think about it, you could send your cousin yet another gift card or you could send that money to NASA who might use that money to send your cousin to a far off asteroid.