The recently released movie, 2012, has generated a lot of interest in conspiracy theories which say that the world is expected to end in the year 2012. There are several theories around why 2012 is the day we all kick the bucket. Several of them include something hitting the Earth in that year including a rogue planet or a meteor. Others include a dramatic polar shift or giant storms resulting from solar activity.
To dispel the myths and legends, NASA has launched a website which directly responds to some of the doomsday claims surrounding 2012. One of the touted indicators of the world’s end is the fact that the Mayan calendar ends in that year. NASA explains the calendar ends like your kitchen calendar ends on December 31, 2009. That does not mean the world is going to end in 2009. It means you need a new calendar.