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2012: The End of the World?

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Conspiracy theorists are fixated on a new apocalyptic date: December 21, 2012. That's the day the 5,000 plus year Mayan calendar resets. It's also the first time in 26,000 years the December solstice sun aligns with the galactic plane. Tomorrow, the Hollywood film 2012 comes out, portraying in heart-pounding detail the end of the world. We look at the roots of the theories with Colgate University professor, Anthony Aveni, author of "The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012.

This segment aired on November 12, 2009. The audio for this segment is not available.

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