According to NASA if the world ends in 2012, the sun won’t be to blame. Only isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth. The sun is indeed building up toward the peak of its 11-year activity cycle. But according to researchers that peak is expected to come in 2013 or 2014, not 2012. Also, countless solar maxima have come and gone over the years, and the Earth are still here. The sun’s rumblings can and do affect our planet, of course. A powerful, well-aimed CME could thus wreak serious havoc on our increasingly tech-enabled and tech-dependent society. But it wouldn’t destroy the planet or wipe out humanity.