Nasa has decided to weigh in as part of Sony's publicity machine for their new movie. They have a page attempting to dissuade people that 2012 isn't the end of the world. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html Not sure if Nasa is being ironic here (now that would be a major discovery, evidence of irony at a federal agency). But why did 2012 need anything like the "planning and analysis of Y2K"? Did Nasa really spend $millions checking the facts? Do they intend to cut short a shuttle mission so it won't be in orbit in 2012 like they did for Y2K?