Sorry Everyone but the World Is Going to End on Sunday
The apocalypse has once again been rescheduled. This time it is happening on Sunday.
2017 has been ripe with conspiracy theories detailing the Earth's imminent end.
It was originally supposed to happen in August. Then September, and again in October.
Considering that you are reading this, it is safe to say that the world didn't end and we are all alive and well.
Conspiracy theorists however are (for reasons beyond our understanding) still convinced that we are all going perish because of the mysterious Planet X, aka Nibiru, which they believe is due to pass Earth on 19 November.
'Astronomy writer' Terral Croft believes that the gravitational pull of Planet X will cause havoc, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes.
He told The Express:
"Global seismic activity reaches a peak in the second two weeks of November moving into December 2017.
The predicted backside alignment quake event is scheduled for November 19, 2017, when the Earth passes behind the Sun relative to the Black Star.
This scenario can easily lead to new earthquake and volcanic activity for Italy and France."
Because this is due to take place on a Sunday it might be a good idea to bring your plans for a roast dinner forward by a few hours - don't let a small thing like the apocalypse get in the way of gravy.
As always with these type of stories, there isn't anything to worry about.
On a recent episode of a podcast released by the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute, Nasa astronomer Dr David Morrison completely debunked the theory.
The Daily Mail quote him as saying:
"If a big object was coming into the solar system its gravity would perturb the orbits of the planets, and we would have detected that long before it came close to the Earth.
The planet's orbits are very regulated, and, if some massive object came along every so often and came through the inner solar system, it would all be screwed up, the planets would not be coplanar.
The moon would have been ejected, and obviously that is not the case."
Nasa have previously been forced to put out an official statement to quash any rumours of Nibiru's existence, and we aren't going to argue with them. They are called experts for a reason.
So, with all that out of the way we can begin planning for December's apocalypse date, maybe we can get away with not buying any presents this year.