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Artist's picture of two planets colliding.
2012 doomsday scenarios sometimes depict the Earth as being hit by another planet.

For detailed information, see: 2012

Nibiru is a fictional planet that, according to some doomsday predictors, was supposed to have crashed into Earth in 2012 and cause the end of the world. It is one of many hoaxes related to the 2012 pop culture hysteria phenomenon. Scientists dismissed the speculation as irrational and said that if such a planet existed, and was headed on a collision course with Earth, it would have been seen already.

Scientists call predictions about supposed future events "bunk".[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


  1. Maria Puente. Oh, Maya! Is 2012 the end? Film boosts doomsday frenzy, USA Today, 2009-11-12. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  2. Scared Of Planet Nibiru? NASA Would Like To Help, NPR, November 15, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  3. Brian Handwerk. 2012 Prophecies Sparking Real Fears, Suicide Warnings, Huffington Post, National Geographic News, 2009-11-10. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  4. CHRISTINE BROUWER. Will the World End in 2012?, ABC News, July 3, 2008. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  5. "2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?". NASA.
  6. Mark Stevenson, Associated Press. Scientists debunk 2012 as doomsday date, San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  7. DENNIS OVERBYE. Is Doomsday Coming? Perhaps, but Not in 2012, The New York Times, November 16, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  8. G. Jeffrey MacDonald. Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?, USA Today, 2007-03-27. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  9. DWIGHT GARNER. The End Is Near! Now the Good News: It Could Be Groovy, The New York Times: Books, February 5, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  10. November 10, 2009. Fueled by Mayan legend, movies and books speculate on what will happen Dec. 21, 2012, Dallas Morning News, November 10, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.
  11. Richard Corliss. 2012: End-of-World Disaster Porn, Time Magazine, Nov. 12, 2009. Retrieved on 2010-03-14.