The Truth About 2012, Solar Storms and the Fate of The Blue Marble

The 2002 Blue Marble featured land surfaces, clouds, topography, and city lights at a maximum resolution of 1 kilometer per pixel. (NASA image by Robert Simmon and Reto Stöckli)

The 2002 Blue Marble featured land surfaces, clouds, topography, and city lights at a maximum resolution of 1 kilometer per pixel. (NASA image by Robert Simmon and Reto Stöckli)

The 2002 Blue Marble featured land surfaces, clouds, topography, and city lights at a maximum resolution of 1 kilometer per pixel. (NASA image by Robert Simmon and Reto Stöckli)

What is so special about December 21, 2012?

Let’s see. It is the 2012 winter equinox for the northern hemisphere. It is 10 days before the end of the calendar year 2012. It is a Friday. But what it is not is the end of the world as we know it.

There have been many prognostications about the end of the world supposedly predicted by the Maya calendar to occur on December 21, 2012. The reality is that the Mayans did not predict the end of the world. But the misinterpretations of the Maya calendar have also led to a lot of very interesting scenarios to how the world would end.

NASA decided that it was important to address the reality of all these scenarios.

Below, NASA Scientists answer questions on the following 2012 topics:

My area of research includes solar storms and understanding the limits of the sun’s eruptive output. I worked with my colleagues at NASA to create a video discussing the reality of the solar storm doomsday scenario.

NASA is so confident that December 21, 2012 is not the end of the world that they made a video for December 22, 2012 entitled “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday”.

Some of the best discussions of the topic are from Universe Today and Discovery.com including 2 by our colleague Dr. Ian O’Neill.

No Doomsday in 2012
Myth, Hype and Nonsense: Days Before ‘Doomsday’
Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won’t End in 2012

See you on December 22, 2012! -Alex

3 Comments

  1. im scared for FrIday is it true they say that so many things are suppose to happen they even say about a three day blackout and im also scared for 2013 because they say in February a big asteroid suppose to hit and im scared for May because of the massive Soalr storm. please tell me about these things are they dangerous can they kill us will be live in 2013 and will we past December 21 and will it be for million and million of years.

  2. Chinnappa Naidu Ravi says:

    There will be loss of weight after combustion. In the Sun there is continuous combustion and is there any loss of weight in Sun. Due to this loss of weight is there any changes in size and “G” force. Is Expanding Universe is possible in loss of weight?

  3. […] approaching the supposed doomsday, December 21, 2012. As we and many have already said it is “Not Gonna Happen”. Many who have been promoting the doomsday idea have been claiming that the prediction is due to […]

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