Will our solar system cross the plane of our Milky way galaxy in 2012?
No! The solar system will not cross the galactic plane on December 21st 2012 or any other date in 2012 or anytime soon. Sure, our Milky way galaxy is flat and round, like a pancake. And yeah, the sun does weave in and out of the galaxy's flat plane. However, astronomers have determined that we're currently moving away from, not towards the galactic plane. By astronomers estimates, our solar system last crossed the plane of the Milky way galaxy some 3 million years ago. We won't do so again for another 30 million years.
Griffith Observatory Director E.C. Krupp:
"The year 2012 is acting like a badly-behaved
celebrity. Frightful rumors and gossip are spreading
...None of it is true."
NASA Scientist Don Yeomans:
"Where is the science? Where is the evidence?
There is none, and all the passionate, persistent
and profitable assertions...cannot change
that simple fact."
NASA Scientist David Morrison:
"A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible.
It has never happened and never will."
- Mirror of Erised