Planetary Alignment? No Says NASA Scientist
May 10, 2008
On the website of NASA’s Astrobiolgy Institute is a suspiciously anonymous question:
What do you make of this theory that the Earth will be in direct alignment with the center of the Milky Way in December of 2012? There are many websites which list a series of events in our solar system, leading up to the alignment which will cause a catastrophic change in the Earth¹s rotation. I went to your Solar System Simulator at http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ (Which is really cool by the way) and typed in a bunch of these dates. It looked to me like the Earth was still intact. Is this alignment with the center of the galaxy even provable?
The reply (from NAI senior scientist David Morrison) may appear to 2012ers as being quite confrontational:
You are correct, there is no planetary alignment in December 2012. As to “alignment with the center of the Milky Way” that is a meaningless phrase. It may sound scientific, but it is devoid of content. To put it bluntly, these claims on the Internet of alignments and catastrophe in December 2012 are lies. If more people were like you and checked out these crazy claims, we would all be better off.