Is 21 December 2012 the end of the world? NO!
What a load of crap! A lot of websites are posting articles on this 2012 doomsday conspiracy and it’s all false information. Today we had a conversation at work about the whole thing and at first I thought they were actually believing it but then realised that they were just leading me on (damn you!). So I read up on it and came across a few articles on NASA’s website where they give actual facts stating that it’s all bullshit.
Here’s a few facts from the website:
- The Myan Calendar – The Myan Calendar ends 21 December 2012 which is actually an end of a long count period. Just as your calendar on your fridge ends on 31 December and starts on 1 January, so does the Myan Calendar’s Long Count Period end on 21 December 2012 and then starts a new Long Count Period. Nothing will happen on 21 December 2012. It’s just a hoax to sell advertising and books.
- The planets aligning – NASA confirmed that there are no planetary alignments in the next few decades. Each December the Earth and sun aligns with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but nothing happens and nothing ever happened before.
- Meteor hitting earth – The Earth has always been hit by small comets and asteroids but it was never anything serious. The last impact was 65 million years ago which killed all the dinosaurs. NASA has a SpaceGuard Survey Program where they permanently track space for any asteroids long before they pass earth. So far there are no asteroids large enough to do any damage.
- The planet Nibiru – It does not exist. So don’t worry about it coming anywhere close to earth. Although the planet Eris does exist but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
So there you have it. It’s an internet hoax. Don’t quit your day job and don’t lose all your money gambling.
You can read the Q&A article on NASA’s website here – http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html