We all know that the world is going to end in December 2012年年 because a giant solar eruption is going to swallow the Earth. Or is it supposed to be the implosion of the 黄石破火山口?逆转全球两极?如果我们都注定要失败,是否有人会关心地球将如何终结?

显然是的。美国宇航局已经建立了 经常问的问题 page 上 its website to answer questions pertaining to the end of existence. According to NASA, there is no scientific evidence that the world is going to end in 2012年年. Contrary to popular beliefs, put your trust in science and do not set up the foundations for that underground bunker just yet.

2012年年年的世界末日神话可以追溯到玛雅人。然而,玛雅人从未真正预言过地球的终结。玛雅历法的本质是它以一系列周期运行,有些周期很短,有些周期很长。日历的较长周期之一在2012年结束。因此,当人们说启示录将在2012年出现时“因为玛雅历法结束了,”这就是他们所指的。事实是,玛雅历法没有在2012年结束,只是一个周期而已。就周期而言,日历从2012年12月终止后重新开始。(图片:黄石破火山口)

美国宇航局重申:“Just as the calendar you have 上 your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist 上 December 21, 2012年年. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then –就像您的日历在1月1日再次开始一样–玛雅历法又开始了一个长计期。”

还有一个概念“尼比鲁 collision.”有人说,这可以追溯到古代的苏美尔人和巴比伦人的文本,实际上是1995年ZetaTalk网站的南希·里德(Nancy Lieder)提出的一个想法。“Planet X”原本应该在2003年坠入地球,造成极移,并最终走向世界。名字“Nibiru” comes 从 study done by author Zecharia Sitchin based 上 his interpretation of Babylonian texts. 尼比鲁 is supposed to pass by Earth every 3,600 years and its alien inhabitants come to our planet to rule as gods.

There is no 尼比鲁. Scientists have thoroughly debunked the idea of the “12th Planet.” NASA says that there are no planetary alignments in the future that could cause harm to the Earth, let alone in 2012年年. There is a dwarf-sized planet located within the outer regions (the Kuiper Belt) of our solar system called Eris that some apocalyptic theorists says could impact the planet. NASA says that this simply could not happen.

“Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If 尼比鲁 or X星球 were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012年年, 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.”

那巨大的太阳爆发呢?这个理论在电影中发挥了作用“2012”由John Cusack主演。基本上,太阳喷发会破坏地球,导致黄石破火山口爆发,两极反转,所有大洲开始转移并被海洋吞没。当谈到世界末日惊悚片时,“2012”很容易成为最好的之一。紧随其后的是其他外星惊悚片,例如“Independence Day” and “War Of The Worlds.”

美国国家航空航天局表示,与我们的蓝色小天体相比,其卫星面临着更多的太阳活动危险,“太阳活动有规律的周期,大约每11年出现一次峰值。在这些活动高峰附近,太阳耀斑会导致卫星通信中断,尽管工程师正在学习如何构建能够抵御大多数太阳风暴的电子设备。但是,2012年没有特别的风险。下一个太阳最大值将发生在2012-2014年的时间范围内,预计将是一个平均太阳周期,与整个历史上的前一个周期没有什么不同。”

人们应该担心《终结者》将于2012年推出的可能性是什么?不要仰望天堂。看看邻居和街上看到的人。启示的概念带出了疯狂。他们装上救生装备,变卖财产,引起普遍的歇斯底里。人是您福祉的最大威胁。当涉及到Internet时,请注意垃圾邮件,诈骗,恶意软件,网络钓鱼者和中毒的网站,它们会在公众的歇斯底里或好奇心中滋生。

请不要喝库尔援助。

“For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012年年, where is the science? Where is the evidence?” NASA asks. “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年年.”

奖励:我在读研究生时与波士顿大学同学Ashleigh Costanza共同创作的视频。我们要求玛雅专家,神学家,街头人士和其他调查人员在The End上权衡一下,人们应该担心什么。看看这个。

世界末日– 2012年年 News Feature丹·罗文斯基Vimeo.