December 21: We’re All Still Here

I never got to the *real* debunking of the 2012 nonsense last night on Coast to Coast AM. All that “galactic alignment” and “Planet X” stuff is utter hogwash, as everyone now knows (and anyone thinking clearly new long ago).  But in any event, here’s a short set of links to recommended astronomical sites for debunking the craziness:

Exposing Pseudo-Astronomy podcast:

2012 site

Bad Astronomy

More Unhinged Media and 2012

Came across this little nugget of nonsense today: “Asteroid 2012 DA14 and escalating headlines.” The brief post, courtesy of Doubtful News, concerns how the small chance (2300:1) of asteroid 2012 DA14 hitting *one* of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit is being hyped by various news outlets.  The piece concludes:

There are 401 satellites currently in geosynchronous orbit strung along a circle 265,000 kilometers in circumference. The two closest satellites are about 70 kilometers apart. There is no way it could hit two and the odds of it hitting one, even if it were to pass exactly through the ring of satellites, is about 1 out of 2300.

Yeah, sure, but you’re dismissing the Mayan prophecies, fella!  What about that! I don’t hear you talking now!

Right; only because you really can’t speak comprehensibly and yawn at the same time.

Nothing new to PaleoBabble readers.