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The End of the World as We Know It?

A simple Google search for “2012” reveals a massive preoccupation with a rumored December 21st apocalypse. From the end of the Maya calendar to a hurtling meteor, theories abound to suggest how and why the world will end this year. Check out the links below to get the real scoop from the world’s leading scientists and researchers.

 

Websites:

Scary Rumors About the World Ending in 2012 Are Just Rumors (United States Government)

Beyond 2012: Why the World Won’t End (NASA)

The Great 2012 Scare (Sky and Telescope Magazine)

Nibiru and Doomsday 2012: Questions and Answers (NASA Astrobiology Institute)

2012: Resetting the Count (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

It’s Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us About 2012 (Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies)

Debunking the “2012 Doomsday” (Independent project of scientists, citizens and academics)

2012 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific)

 

Videos:

The Science of Doomsday 2012 (NASA)

12-21-12 Just Another Day (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

 

Books:

 Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, From Astrology to the Moon Landing 'Hoax' by Philip C. Plait

 

 

 

 Bogus Science by John Grant

 

 

 

 2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse by Matthew Restall and Amara Solari

 

 

 

 Reading the Maya Glyphs Michael D. Coe, Mark Van Stone

 

 

 

 Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth From Interplanetary Peril by Timothy Ferris.

 

 

 

For more reliable information, contact your local branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library.

 


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