Last week, it was widely reported that everything we knew about our horoscopes was changing, thanks to NASA. Well, kind of. According to Time Magazine, a society of astronomers in Minnesota apparently redefined the zodiac calendar to reflect a Babylonian-era, 13th sign: Ophiuchus. This “addition” shifted all of the Zodiacs over, changing almost everyone’s star sign.
Ophiuchus, the “snake bearer,” is evidently this old guy:
It was also widely (and falsely) reported that this “change” was somehow NASA’s fault.
Naturally, the internet freakout commenced and people shared all the feelings.
That is, until NASA had enough of our nonsense, and took to their Tumblr to deliver some much-needed truth.
Thank you, NASA! We feel like some people might get this confused, which is fair because the words are *so close*. Astronomy is the scientific study of outer space and everything to do with it. Astrology is not science.
According to NASA,
We know, it’s cold. NASA went on to explain that it’s not just that it’s not astrology, it’s actually the placement of the Earth’s axis that determines constellations’ places in the sky.
So… what’s with this Ophiuchus guy?
There you have it. So please. NASA did not change your star sign, girl. They just did the math. And let’s keep applauding them for their serious advancement in real science, like expanding the International Space Station and exploration of Mars. Seriously, there’s a list of achievements from 2015 alone here.