People are thinking the world is going to end, especially since it's close to the "end" date.
NASA has answered a couple of questions about the end of the world.
One of the questions, that is especially important, is "Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?"
Answer to this question was: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
If you want to see the full list click here.
If you want to see the time line for actual end of world events click here.
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