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In just under a month,within a massive tunnel 175 metres below the surface under France and Switzerland, something monumental is going to happen. Two beams of particles will rush in opposite directions around the ring, which is 17 miles in circumference. The particles will be guided by more than a thousand supercooled magnetic tubes (96 tons of liquid helium is needed to keep the magnets at the operating temperature). Then, at four locations the beams will converge, sending the particles crashing into each other at close to the speed of light. If all goes to plan, matter will be transformed by the violent collisions into balls of energy, which will in turn condense back into different kinds of super secret mystery particles. By smashing pieces of matter together, creating energies and temperatures not seen since the Big ol’ Bang, the LHC could reveal the particles and forces that created the universe we live in.
Some people think it will create a black hole that will consume the whole planet instantly. If you are wondering if that would be traumatic or painful - the answer is probably not.
However, if that doesn’t happen, it could very well help answer some of the most basic questions of any rational sentient being in our universe - How did this all happen? How does an infinitely dense universe become a vast, spacious one? How is it filled with matter, dark or otherwise? Are there multiple dimensions? Who is the 5th Cylon?
Oh, and Large Hadron Collider? Don’t you dare say that Lee Adama is the 5th Cylon - because that’s ridiculous.
Originally posted by Daniem
they did this like a week ago. i think last wednesday. no black hole came, (presumibly)
I hope we find some answers to those questions, and maybe get some straight answers around here. maybe that'll quiet those who still believe in gods and that everything was magicly made by them.
There are countless threads on this already
Originally posted by SamuraiDrifter
If a black hole were to be created, it would evaporate in nanoseconds. Nothing to worry about.
And as far as I'm aware, their goals do not involve summoning the devil.
[edit on 24-9-2008 by SamuraiDrifter]