Date: October 22nd, 2012

Title: Debunking 2012 Doomsday Prophecies with Dr. David Morrison

Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. David Morrison

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Links: NASA’s Ask an Astrobiologist Q&A page that discusses 2012 doomsday myths, Morrison’s video about 2012, a very complete and well-organized website with many links is 2012hoax , a series of articles on this topic on Universe Today .

Music: “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD.

Description: If you’ve browsed the internet at anytime the past several years, you may have seen some stories about the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012. But NASA has been working to let people know that these are in fact just stories, myths and hoaxes. One of the people actively participating in this effort to debunk these myths is Dr. David Morrison who is a Senior Scientist at the NASA Lunar Science Institute.

Bio: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration. Other podcasts produced by NLSI can be heard at this link.

Dr. David Morrison is the Senior Scientist of the NASA Lunar Science Institute. From 1996-2001 he was the Director of Astrobiology and Space Research at Ames, managing research programs in the space, life, and earth sciences.

Dr. Morrison received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and has spent most of his career working in planetary science. Read more here.

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today.

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