According to the ancient Mayan calendar, the longest night of the year will mark the end of the 144,000-day cycle. It is a cycle that starts with the date of creation and repeated for 12 times. The 13th will end in 2012 than completing the full cycle of 5200 years.
There is a theory according to which 21 December 2012 would hit the Earth planet Nibiru (also called Planet X) and all of us will end. In support of this theory is indicated at the end of the Mayan calendar, but astronomers have tried to debunk this myth.
On his alleged connection with the approaching land, the planet Nibiru, said self-proclaimed expert Nancy Lieder. Emissary aliens from the planet Zeta reported that Nibiru will trigger a serious accident in May 2003, and later suffered a "feast" on December 21, 2012. However, to provide proof of the existence of a hostile planet did not work.
The astronomer Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program believes that the assumptions of pseudo faith is just silly. "There is no reason to assume that Nibiru exists, and is the sun, as it could not be hidden from observation until now," says the scientist. If such a planet approaching Earth, it would already be visible to the naked eye.
The version of a possible super strong solar storm scientist denied nor confirmed, citing the fact that the activity of the sun on such a period can not be predicted. Records the last super-storms dating back to the year 1859 demonstrated that it is not caused heavy damage. But keep in mind that our world is now far more dependent on electronics.
Just Don Yeomans has denied speculation about the parade of planets December 21, 2012. And if the planet and "lined up" in line, "it would not cause any problems," - said astronomer.
Another concern is the assumption that the Earth's magnetic poles may capsize. That is, the north and south of the planet as it will be swapped. But this assumption is unlikely Mr. Yeomans said. Earth's magnetic field make inversion for 500 thousand years, and it's not happening overnight. "Besides, even if it happened, we just had to change the compass" - he added.
People are increasingly began to trust pseudoscience and Mr. Yeomans said that scientists need to be more involved in refuting the allegations ridiculous. Earth really exposed to a lot of punches from comets and meteorites, but they are not serious. The last major clash has led to the completion of the era of the dinosaurs happened 65 million years ago. "No unknown near-Earth objects that pose a risk for the tranquility of the Earth in 2012," - he said firmly astronomer.