Oh Snap.... NASA drops some #science on the Mayan Apocalypse myths
* "Their calendar does not end on December 21, 2012; it's just the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one. It's just like on December 31, our calendar comes to an end, but a new calendar begins on January 1."
* Nibiru - uh ya... there's no giant planet hurling itself toward us
* Solar flares - those happen all the time, now is nothing new
* and sorry but "there are no planetary alignments in December of 2012"....
As for a coverup: "Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a daily basis keeping the same secret from the public for several years?"