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NASA Debunks Wacky 2012 Claims
The issue with Dec. 21, 2012 and the predicteddisasters that some folks think will come probably started with the socalled end ofthe Mayan calendar. Their calendar does not end on Dec. 21, 2012. It's just the endof the cycle and the beginning of a new one.Â It's just like on Dec. 31st, our calendarcomes to an end but a new calendar for the next year begins on January 1st.Niburu is supposed to be a planet that's four times the size of the Earth. It's goingto get very close to the Earth and cause all kinds of disasters.Â So this enormous planetis suppose to be coming toward Earth, but if it were, we would've seen it long agoand if it were invisible somehow, we would've
seen the affects of this planet on neighboringplanets. Thousands of astronomers who scan the nightskies on a daily basis have not seen this. And then there's folks who think that NASAastronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populous.Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a nightly basis keepingthe same secret from the public for several yearséSome folks think there's going to be a solar storm associated with Dec. 21st of 2012.éNow,solar storms do exist. The sun's activity goes through a cycle that reaches a maximumevery eleven years. The next solar maximum
when you might expect enhanced solar activitywill take place actually in May of 2013. It's supposed to be fairly mild solar activitymaximum and there's no evidence that there's going to be any solar storms.And then we have planetary alignments. There's a planetary alignment. The sun, the Earthand some of the planets are aligned and this is going to cause some tidal effects on theEarth that's going to be catastrophic. Well, first of all, there are no planetaryalignments in December of 2012 and even if there were, there are no tidal effects onthe Earth as a result. The only two bodies in the solar system that can affect the Earth'stides are the moon, which is very close, and
the sun, which is massive and also fairy close.But the other planets have a negligible effect on the Earth.One of the myths for Dec. 21, 2012 is that the Earth's axes are going to somehow shift.The rotation axis can't shift because of the orbit of the moon around the Earth stabilizesit and doesn't allow it to shift. The magnetic field does shift from time totime but the last time it did was 740,000 years ago and it doesn't do that sort ofa shift but every half million years or so.éBut there's no evidence that's going to happenin December and even if it did shift, it's not going to cause a problem on the Earthapart from the fact that we're going to
have to recalibrate our compasses.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. éSince the beginning of recordedtime, there have been literally hundreds of thousands of predictions for the end of theworld and we're still here.