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 ...
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!
I just think it would be so humiliating to be destroyed by something called a strangelet.
They used that song on an end of the world (ok, end of the US) sort of movie with Anthony Edwards in it years ago. Just a bit of goofy trivia stuck in my head (I have enough goofy trivia to fill a black hole, I think).
This reminds me, I know my insurance policies don't cover acts of God. I'll have to check to see if they have a mad physicist clause as well...
Just make sure you have the singularity rider on your policy. Of course, I think it may be difficult to cash the check afterwards....
Will add you as soon as I get a chance and am back at the home computer. :’)
Well, please do it before we are all enveloped and crushed in a black hole!! ;)
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