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!
Well, at least then they’d LITERALLY be throwing tax dollars in a black hole!
This seems to be the relevant bit.
As an infalling object approaches the singularity, tidal forces acting on it approach infinity. All components of the object, including atoms and subatomic particles, are torn away from each other before striking the singularity. At the singularity itself, effects are unknown; it is believed that a theory of quantum gravity is needed to accurately describe events near it.
Sounds like fun.
Wow, great special effects. Now...I think I’ll go say my prayers....
Oh great, and I’ve been SO good on my diet! Unfair!
Kinda sounds like I wouldn’t be able to know how much fun I was actually experiencing! Bummer....
Yes, but all those little toothpick girls will weigh trillions of tons! Revenge!
OK, I’m all about that! Thanks for cheering me up!
Might be of interest.
This is why we have never encountered any spacefaring civilizations. Long before they perfect fast interstellar travel, they invent something like the LHC, fire it up, and promptly obliterate themselves.
We’re DOOMED...DOOMED, I SAY!!! ;-)
Only the British could make that! LOL
//I like the thin partwould it also make me infinitely rich?
I am not totally certain, but I do sell ‘black hole credits’ on a sliding scale :^)
Any Christian knows this is not going to destroy the planet.
Sounds like marriage...
Has anyone bothered to calculate at what rate a nanoblack hole would consume the Earth? If a blackhole ‘seed’ comes into being at Cern, how long before Cern is gone? Is there any sort of calculation for that scenario? ... Oh really? You mean they haven’t actually calculated all possibilities due to a prejudice for a particualr outcome? Interesting
Also see Boba Fett.
And the Star Wars and Indy franchises.
The problem has been looked at, and odds have actually been calculated. Better to be concerned about impacts from space. :’)
Actually, I’m not asking about the odds, I’m asking if anyone has calculated the rate at which the mass of the surroundings woul dbe incorporated if indeed a blackhole is formed that does not evaporate immediately in Hawking radiation.
Any mini black holes (if they were to form) wouldn’t be massive enough to endure.
Artificial black hole created in lab
Physicsworld | 06 Mar 2008 | Jon Cartwright
Posted on 03/07/2008 11:26:00 AM PST by BGHater
Lawsuit: Huge Atom Smasher Could Destroy World
(French/Swiss Hadron Collider)
Fox News | 3-28-08 | Paul Wagenseil
Posted on 03/28/2008 11:52:07 AM PDT by springtime4hillary
Asking a Judge to Save the World, and Maybe a Whole Lot More
NY Times | March 29, 2008 | Dennis Overbye
Posted on 03/30/2008 8:29:16 PM PDT by neverdem
Atom-smashing lab says experiment to start end-June
[scoffs at fear of black hole destroying Earth]
AP via Yahoo! | 5/27/08 | AFP
Posted on 05/27/2008 12:53:48 PM PDT by Brilliant
Tech giants use controversial project as test bed
(Hadron Collider threatens the earth says Suit)
MarketWatch | June 12, 2008 7:03 p.m. EDT | John Letzing, MarketWatch
Posted on 06/13/2008 12:01:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Earth Will Survive After All, Physicists Say
NY Times | June 21, 2008 | Dennis Overbye
Posted on 06/22/2008 11:44:33 AM PDT by neverdem
Lawsuit stirs fear of ‘strangelets’ destroying the Earth
Market Watch | June 12, 2008 | John Letzing
Posted on 07/01/2008 9:35:45 AM PDT by glymers
Physicists Allay Fears of the End of the World
Spiegel ONLINE | 8-06-08 | Charles Hawley
Posted on 08/07/2008 7:56:01 PM PDT by 444Flyer
The Large Hadron Collider was tested this weekend
and a black hole hasn’t destroyed the Earth...yet
VentureBeat | August 10th, 2008 | MG Siegler
Posted on 08/12/2008 9:12:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
CERN to Morons: Large Hadron Collider Won’t Destroy Earth. Morons.
Gizmodo | 3/31/08
Posted on 04/03/2008 12:56:00 AM PDT by LibWhacker
44 posted on 08/12/2008 8:57:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Black holes not black after all
www.physorg.com | 05/13/2008 | Source: University of St Andrews
Posted on 05/13/2008 6:18:03 AM PDT by Red Badger
Meet the Indian who took on Stephen Hawking
Rediff.com | August 03, 2004 10:06 IST | Rediff.com
Posted on 08/02/2004 10:16:56 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick
Yup, this is probably what caused the big bang, you know. And it just happens over and over and over...
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
There was supposed to be an earth shattering KABOOM!
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