Well we have arrived in the year 2012, which many predict will be the last year for Earth, as it is supposed to end on December 21st, 2012. Have you gathered up your paper products and canned foods yet? Folks, rest assured that the rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. We will most likely see December 22nd and 2013 so sleep easy. The Earth is always under various threats from Mother Nature and space, but there are no known threats to this magnitude for 2012.
3 main reasons why there will not be an apocalypse in 2012:
- The Earth has been around for 4 billion years, there is no known threats for 2012.
- The origin of this theory for 2012 is related to a planet called Nibiru, a planet discovered (or claimed to have been) by the Sumerians. This planet was to head for Earth and cause mass destruction (Sounds like a few movies doesn't it). Originally predicted for 2003 it now got bumped up to 2012. This was linked to the end of the Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012, so therefore arose the claims of a 2012 Apocalypse.
- So, that brings us to the next question, does the Mayan calendar really end December 21st 2012? No, this calendar does not just end and vanish on that date. The date Dec 21st, 2012 is just the end of the Mayan long-count period, however, then a new long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar after this.
You can read more on this subject in greater detail in the article published by Space.com.
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