Tuesday, November 10, 2009

December 21, 2012

So is 12/21/12 the end of the world as we know it? Were the Mayans correct in their prediction? Are all those unpublished authors out there going to perish without ever seeing their words in print?

Have no fear, the world is not going to end in 2012. NASA has a great article that debunks all of the latest myths about the destruction of the Earth.

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 NEO Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

Writers everywhere, you have no excuse. Keep writing. Publishers/editors/agents will still exist in 2012.