Year 2012

exploding-earth11.jpgDebunking 2012

2012: NASA's Scientific Reality Check
Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near Earth Object office has produced a video and written an article, providing the scientific realities surrounding the celestial happenings of 2012.

2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End? NASA Scientists answer several questions that we're frequently asked regarding 2012.

Questions and Answers from NASA's Ask an Astrobiologist, including a video clip with David Morrison

The Mayan Calendar and the 2012 Hoax, an article from NASA's Sun-Earth Day

MayaPriest.jpg Universe in the Classroom - 2012
In this edition of Universe in the Classroom, find out about some of the predictions for the end of the world this year, and read about how you can take action and encourage visitors and students to explore and think scientifically.

A simple animation of the progression of days in the Maya Tzolkin calendar.

Counting Time Through the Ages, a primer on the Mayan Calendar from FAMSI, the Foundation for the Advancement of MesoAmerican Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

It's Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us About 2012.  An article by Mark Van Stone for FAMSI

Other Excellent Resources

Doomsday 2012, the Planet Niburu, and Cosmophobia by David Morrison (NASA Astrobiology Insitute), an article from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Astronomy Answers: 21 December 2012

Information on a variety of historical calendars, including those from Central America

Calendar in the Sky, a NASA funded project of the UC Berkeley Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory connecting the knowledge of the Maya to NASA science

Ancient Observatories, a website including Maya astronomy from The Exploratorium

Mayan_Calendar.jpg 2012 Phenomenon

2012 Phenomenon - Wikipedia

mayancalendar2.jpg Maya Calendar

The Maya Calendar

Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse? - USA Today

Maya Cycles of Time - Mathematical Sciences Digital Library

Maya Calendar - Wikipedia

Something Fun!


nemesis.jpg Nibiru/Planet X

Nibiru and Doomsday 2012: Q & A - NASA Astrobiology

Nibiru Collision
A supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century.

The Planet X Saga: Scientific Arguments in a Nutshell
Major points against the claims of the Planet X supporters.

Where are you Hiding Planet X, Dr. Brown?
Mike Brown speaks with Discovery News about this hypothetical astronomical body but finds out that there is no grand conspiracy.

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