Hey Space Placers!
As we fast approach the middle of the 2012 year, here is an excellent article from TIME magazine that reports on a new research article in Science concerning the Mayan calendar http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2114645,00.html.
In case you missed it, the end of the world was predicted to happen this year because of the Mayan calendar coming to an end. Add to all of this drivel a good movie - 2012 - and the good folks of lah lah land are off and running to make a buck - http://moneyland.time.com/2011/08/22/theres-money-to-be-made-in-the-2012-apocalypse/, make preparations for the end or - whatever.
Rest assured the end will not come this year based on the alleged predictions - http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
The Earth will be around for quite awhile to come....
Sky Guy in VA