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The collider is currently undergoing commissioning while being cooled down to its final operating temperature of approximately 1.9 K (âˆ’271.25 Â°C). Initial particle beam injections were successfully carried out on 11 August 2008and the first attempt to circulate a beam through the entire LHC is scheduled for 10 September 2008 at 9:00 GMT. The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled, on 21 October 2008.
3) Mini black holes grow exponentially rather than linearly inside the earth: “mini-quasar principle” . Hence the time needed by a resident mini black hole to eat the earth is maximally shortened – perhaps down to “50 months”