21.12.12 Is End Of The World Coming? Which Time Zone?
Are we living in the end times? For years, the fast approaching end of the Mayan calendar, calculated to end Friday, December 21, 2012 during the winter solstice has been hyped as an apocalyptic conclusion to life as we know it. Will it be happening??
后天你将会看到… “TMD 我竟然还活着!!!”
If yes, the world end according to which time zone? Hmm… Today, I still able to wake-up and my eyes still can open!
Q&A About End Of The World By Nasa
Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.
Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.
Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
Q: Is NASA predicting a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25?
A: Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment (see next question). Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout.
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Q: Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.
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Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the Earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. Scientists believe a magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia.
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Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.
Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of the world ending in 2012?
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.
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Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.
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Source : NASA
NASA makes prediction on ‘End of the world’
As the winter solstice approaches on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, images spoofing “end-of-the-world” fears are popping up online.
Fretting over the so-called “end of the world” on Dec. 21 is now reaching a fever pitch, and while some are continuing to prepare just in case of a disaster, America’s space agency is doing its best to make sure there’s no panic.
“Dec. 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice,” NASA says with a hint of humor on a specially created webpage to answer frequently asked questions.
“Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.”
The first question on the NASA page asks if there are any threats to the Earth in 2012, noting that many sites on the Internet say the world will end this December.
The agency states outright: “The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.”
When asked how scientists at the space agency feel about the worried claims, NASA says: “For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.”
Regarding the origin of the fears, NASA says, “The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of Dec. 21, 2012.”
It labels Nibiru and other theories about wayward planets headed toward Earth “an Internet hoax.”
The space agency does address the concern about the “end” of ancient Mayan calendar, and explains: “Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after Dec. 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on Dec. 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then – just as your calendar begins again on Jan. 1 – another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.”
Some have been concerned about a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25.
The space agency says, “Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment. Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout.”
NASA is being deluged with calls and letters from worried people all over the globe.
Agency spokesman Dwayne Brown told the Los Angeles Times that 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA every day to ask about the end of the world.
David Morrison, a NASA scientist who runs an “Ask an Astrobiologist” column for the space program, spoke at length with the Awl about the flood of mail.
“I don’t know why they write to NASA at all,” he said. “Probably because there’s nowhere else to write.”
A typical message begins with text such as: “Dear sir, I know you work for the government and cannot be trusted since Congress has passed a law making it illegal for anyone to tell the public about an incoming near-Earth object, but … ”
“I have become somewhat obsessed with it,” he told the Awl. “It’s the depths of their commitment that’s so amazing, that they will go to such mental contortions to try to think of a way to preserve their beliefs in spite of evidence to the contrary.”
Yet despite NASA’s best efforts, there remains some hysteria.
Argentina has reportedly closed its Uritorco mountain to the public, due to fears of a “mass spiritual suicide” there after an appeal on Facebook to that effect.
“It was a decision taken by consensus, to pre-empt any distortion of the Mayan prophecy,” Gustavo Sez, mayor of the nearby town of Capilla del Monte, told Agence France-Presse.
Some are cashing in on people’s fears.
Radio Free Europe reports that in the Siberian city of Tomsk, what began as a gag to offer end-of-the-world survival kits has since turned into a profitable business venture.
The $29 kits include a length of rope, bandage, a notepad, vodka, a can of fish, a bar of soap and several other “essentials.”
“People have been talking about the end of the world a lot lately, so we decided to joke about it,” Aleftina Popova, an employee at Marina Mendelson, the wedding agency offering the kits, says. “We came up with this kit to show people how to laugh about such things.”
As WND previously reported, the 2012 doomsday scenario is not just a Mayan calendar issue, as many cultures worldwide have predicted an end-time scenario this year.
Author Tom Horn has written books such as “Apollyon Rising 2012″ and “Petrus Romanus” to document the theories, and he specifically talked about fears of “the end” in a lecture in Branson, Mo., in July.
A video clip of his presentation is here:
He reminds everyone that none of the ancient calendars actually predict the “end of the world.”
“That is a new age phenomenon,” Horn told WND. “What several of them forecast is the dawn of a new age starting in 2012 during a time of trial that ultimately will give birth to an enlightened form of man.”
Tom Horn’s “Apollyon Rising 2012″ and “Petrus Romanus” are both available in WND’s Superstore.
Horn says a magazine reporter was surprised to find out Horn himself was making no personal plans at all besides what he’s always done.
“I am a prepper and grew up in a home where we never counted on the government or neighbors to save us in a crises,” he said. “We always had a back-up plan – food, water, gear, and weapons to protect it if necessary. So on Dec. 21 I’ll go to bed that evening having faith in God and knowing that I’ve already taken steps to survive whatever may come, both spiritually and physically.”
Horn concluded: “As for the future, I fear for the stability of our country and worry over things like foreign policy, especially regarding Israel. To be blunt, we have the most inept executive leadership in the history of this country in my opinion and many Americans seem to be blind to what is going on. As for the end times, I challenge anybody to show me any part of prophecy that is not unfolding rapid fire.”
Source : WND.com
Some of the funny images or idea you will see on facebook about End Of The World!
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