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Originally posted by HEXTKnight
"Y'know, maybe forcing two particles to collide at such a high speed just under Sweden isn't such a good idea after all"?
The chances might be slim, but there could be all sorts of unforeseen consequences. Kennedy didn't realise that the Hiroshima attack would kill twice as many people as planned. We don't know enough about our Universe to test what caused it yet.
“In a bad accident, the beam could go off course and drill a hole through one or two magnets.”
10.09.2008 First beam in the LHC - accelerating science Geneva, 10 September 2008. The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at 10h28 this morning. This historic event marks a key moment in the transition from over two decades of preparation to a new era of scientific discovery. >>