Skip to comments.First particles injected into Large Hadron Collider atom smasher
Posted on 08/21/2008 7:43:56 PM PDT by LibWhacker
The first particles have been injected into the biggest atom smasher on the planet, marking the start of the countdown to probing the secrets of the universe.
Scientists are pushing ahead with powering up the machine, shrugging off speculative fears that it could destroy all life on Earth by sucking it into a black hole.
Starting up the biggest scientific experiment ever built is not as simple as flipping a switch.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Hmmm I wonder if it hurts to be sucked into a black hole?
Thanks for link...
Dunno if it hurts, but I bet it sucks...
How many problems have they had with this thing leading up to this point?
Not to worry. They’ve tested it out by slamming skeeters into each other and haven’t seen any black holes form yet. ;-)
Well, yes, I suppose it would, in more ways than one! ;)
Like they would tell us if they DID form a black hole that sucked the earth into it!
Don’t know how many. I think the most serious problem so far was when start-up was delayed a few months because several of the large magnets were found at the last minute not to meet specs.
You might enjoy this final segment from a British TV movie, “END:DAY”
Oh fer cryn’ out loud....Like it’s going to rip apart space-time and we’re.....uh....I hear something......
But at least we will be witnessing history, for a very brief moment....the God Particle.
April 2007: “A 43-foot-long magnet for the world’s largest particle collider broke “with a loud bang and a cloud of dust’’ during a high-pressure test,...”
“Fermilab said the failure that broke a glass cloth-epoxy laminate support resulted from a test of “asymmetric’’ or irregular force. Subsequent testing showed that the support was inadequate to withstand the longitudinal forces, which had been overlooked in the design process.” “We are dumbfounded that we missed some very simple balance of forces.’’
(Wonder what else they “overlooked in the design process”?)
Don’t cross the streams. It would be bad.
It would just be sooner rather than later. Everything in the Solar system will eventually be consumed by the black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. It's gonna' be HEAVY, Man!
I think I remember being told, years ago, that if we go into a black hole we would be infinitely long and thin. I like the thin part—would it also make me infinitely rich?
Well, you’ll feel very heavy, so for women, YES!
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