After confusing the world over, NASA clarifies that it did not change the Zodiac Signs as people know it. Actually, NASA doesn’t care about the new zodiac signs.
For the past months, people have been boggled by their new star signs. It seems NASA has created chaos in the universe by revealing that 86% of the world’s population were actually born with a different star sign. Earlier this year, NASA released a new report which revealed that the movement of the skies have affected the new star signs, aka zodiac signs, of the majority of the population.
In the post, NASA noted that the movement of the sky has shifted since the creation of the star signs. Moreover, the Babylonians — creators of the Zodiac Sign — dismissed the fact that there are actually 13 constellations in the sky, so there should be 13 star signs and not 12.
“When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo. Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth’s axis (North Pole) doesn’t point in quite the same direction,” the post read.
“To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact that the Sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12. Then they assigned each of those 12 constellations equal amounts of time. Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the Sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year.”
While this post has been posted in January it has since been the talk of astrologers and zodiac sign fans alike. Is this true? Did NASA just changed our signs as we know it?
Well, NASA says yes, and no.
NASA – ‘We Didn’t Change Any Zodiac Signs’
In an effort to clarify its report, NASA released a new report noting that the agency did not change anything. Rather, they updated the math for astronomy, leading to a change — albeit, updated — list of zodiac signs dates and chart.
“Did you recently hear that NASA changed the zodiac signs? Nope, we definitely didn’t,” the post read.
“Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology. We didn’t change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.”
Aside from clarifying the change in dates, NASA also noted that the new zodiac sign is actually Ophiuchus — the 13th constellation in the sky.
“The Babylonians lived over 3,000 years ago. They divided the zodiac into 12 equal parts – like cutting a pizza into 12 equal slices. They picked 12 constellations in the zodiac, one for each of the 12 ‘slices,'” the post explained.
“But even according to the Babylonians’ own ancient stories, there were 13 constellations in the zodiac. So they picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out. Even then, some of the chosen 12 didn’t fit neatly into their assigned slice of the pie and crossed over into the next one.”
NASA Tumblr post ended with them clarifying that “we didn’t change any zodiac signs…we just did the math.”
Way to go, NASA!