Published on July 24, 2009
Slide 1: is it the end of the world? Image credited to http://ugc.kontain.com/photo/20090224/prod_a60671f0-ba3b-41de-be64-ac0c78e7ee33/tb_512x384.jpg Slide 2: Image credited to http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/137120main_hst_pluto1_full.jpg Doomsday in 2012? Slide 3: There are speculations that three years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it'll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who presses the stop button... Images credited to http://www.world-mysteries.com/aztecc_wp.jpg 2012 Doomsday : 2012 Doomsday Slide 5: The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans.Mayans is noted for their ability in building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stoneThousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. Image credited to http://www.gardengnomefromhell.com/uploaded_images/mayan_calendar-703040.gif The Mayan Calendar Slide 6: Image credited to http://www.maya2012.com/images/mayan_calendar/mayan_calendar_385x261.jpg The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well… Slide 7: Image credited to http://www.apollopony.net/images/solar_storm.jpg Sun Storms Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery: our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic, and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the Earth with so much radiation energy. This activity is predicted to get worse, and calculations suggest it'll reach its peak sometime in 2012. Will this snuff the earth? Slide 8: Image credited to http://users.telenet.be/freesoaring_eagle/galaxy.jpg There has been a speculation that a Planet X; Nibiru, two thirds earth's size, will pass through our solar system around 2012 causing polar axis shifts on earth. This has also been linked to some of the vague prophecies of Nostradamus. Slide 9: One idea involves a geomagnetic reversal which could be triggered by a massive solar flare, one with energy equal to 100 million atomic bombs. This idea is supported by evidence that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, which indicates an impending reversal of the north and south magnetic poles. Image credited to http://www.spacedaily.com/images/polar-mesospheric-clouds-bg.jpg Slide 10: This is a documentary movie about the 2012 Doomsday Slide 11: What do some people say about it? Image credited to http://www.maxysoft.com/screens/3DStarGalaxyFields/3D_Star_Galaxy_Fields_big09.jpg Slide 12: 2012 in Fiction Image credited to http://www.astroengine.com/?p=305 There are numerous fictional references to the year 2012. Many depict the end of the world occurring in that year, in line with the much-publicised 2012 Doomsday prediction. Literature, comics, music, film, television, and even games has already produced and published, increases people’s curiosity of the 2012 Doomsday. Slide 13: Image credited to http://nerdiest-kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/copy_of_big_meteor_hitting_earth.jpg 2012, the Movie Slide 14: Image credited to http://www.kuffner.org/james/gallery/raytracing/earth_from_space/earth.jpg Do you believe it? Or, what would you say about it?