But there are good points: after 21 days will be added. No wonder in Russia, this time called the solstice is celebrated as the birthday star.
A huge solar flare separated from the Sun and headed straight for Earth. Break down all power. Planet covers darkness and chaos. This is the scenario of the apocalypse humanity predicted this fall. But on September 21, the first end of the world behind. Moreover, the sun that day was calm as ever.
"September 21 and March 21 – these are the special days on the calendar. These are the days when the Sun and the Earth are in a special way in orbit, and these days are special conditions for the magnetic storms. So if something comes from the sun, then it comes favorable way to organize the storm, so it was said that on September 21 the most appropriate day for the end of the world ", – said the head of the Center forecasts geophysical conditions IZMIRAN Sergei Gaidash.
In fact, our land is located next to a huge nuclear reactor. Every second, the sun spews four million tons of charged matter. The sun gives our planet life but surprises can also print out any star: powerful flash can disable satellites, disrupt communications, but no more than that, say the scientists.
"From the great events in our time is 2003, but this time even satellites launched between flashes, and nothing, everything worked fine, and all lived and still live. Course, if a person is going to live for more than two billion years is then of course, the sun will be different, and it can destroy our planet – but not tomorrow ", – says Sergey Gaidash.
According to the Mayan calendar ends on December 21 one era and another begins. But mankind will not perish from the sun, and the experts say satellite images show star. Although the star and going through an active period, it is calm.
Afraid of the sun should not be more plausible scenario of a global catastrophe with an asteroid or comet. In 1994, the world watched the fall of the Jupiter Comet Shoemaker-Levy.
After such a powerful bomb giant Jupiter took two weeks to recuperate. "A few weeks have been disturbances, and then it was all quiet, observed spot is the place where the collision occurred, about two weeks," – says a leading researcher of Institute of Astronomy RAS Vyacheslav Emelianenko.
Fall is a comet to Earth, tragedy is inevitable. Scientists estimate that wipe out all life, enough space body size kilometer.
"There is a shock wave, a tsunami, if it falls into the sea, as if on land, then a burst of dust into the atmosphere, as if the body is much more, so much dust thrown whichever nuclear winter, and this effect can last for years," – says the researcher of the Astronomical Institute Academy of Sciences Sergei Naroenkov.
Similar events in the history of our planet has been. They are called – the "great extinction". Last happened 65 million years ago. Astrophysics assured – the modern world should not fear the asteroids – the killers, at least, in December this year.
"We now know almost all the asteroids that are more than one kilometer, that is, in principle, these bodies do not have to fear, 99 percent of the bodies are already known for their well-defined orbits, and they do not collide with the Earth," – says Sergey Naroenkov .
It turns out that the death of a deadly asteroid is also canceled, and the fate of the dinosaurs does not threaten us. While a number of scientists believe that the nature of these kings is not destroyed the outer body, and the ordinary laws of the universe.
"By the time, when a large asteroid fell, almost all the dinosaurs became extinct. They became extinct at least 10 million years before the event. So they, like, smart – knows that it's time to die. All animals all the plants, start somewhere and then they die, "- says the academician, paleontologist Alexei Rozanov.
In short, the threat from space yet hypothetical. Rather, the danger for all living is the man himself. His selfishness, and in relation to others and to nature. But this question is not a science, and not to the Mayan calendar.