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The first beams of particles will be fired around the LHC's 17-mile ring in September and the first collisions will follow about a month later
Underground, the magnets are being interconnected, and new systems installed to prevent similar incidents happening again. The LHC is scheduled to restart in the autumn, and to run continuously until sufficient data have been accumulated for the LHC experiments to announce their first results.
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by PrisonerOfSociety
Thanks for the explanation, could you also explain your 'stagnation' theory? Also for this theory to be correct one would have to assume that dark matter has been around since the Big Bang, and thus that black holes have been spewing this dark matter since that time, which causes some informational problems unless you are speculating a hyperspatial source of dark matter?
Astronomers cannot detect dark matter directly because it emits no light or radiation. Its presence, though, can be inferred from the way galaxies rotate: their stars move so fast they would fly apart if they were not being held together by the gravitational attraction of some unseen material. Such observations have established this dark material makes up about 80-85% of the Universe that is matter.
Originally posted by PrisonerOfSociety
reply to post by contemplator
On the contrary, just like in the film 2001:Space Odyssey, when we have the technology to travel to the moon and start to mine it and reveal a black monolith that emits a signal to Jupiter, thus alerting other civilizations to our technological readiness; then i believe the LHC may be an alarm call for disclosure, not from our g'ments, but from the cloaked aliens wondering our skies.
We are ready to evolve to the next step; just as long as we don't blow ourselves up
Would you consider the LHC as being a homing beacon of sorts to signal to extraterrestrial intelligence that we are ready to make contact and join the intergalactic community?
With the discoveries made by this experiment wouldn't it be possible for time travel maybe not today but years down the road. Therefore, as a result, one day we may be able to participate in inter-stellar travel by bending space and time. I know this sounds science fiction but with the discoveries from this project does anyone think of it as probable?
Oh yeah, can someone explain to me this phenomenon called Strangelets, I've heard that these can be created as a result of the experiments at Cern.
A strangelet is a hypothetical particle consisting of a bound state of roughly equal numbers of up, down, and strange quarks. Its size would be a minimum of a few femtometers across (with the mass of a light nucleus). Once the size becomes macroscopic (on the order of meters across), such an object is usually called a quark star or "strange star" rather than a strangelet. An equivalent description is that a strangelet is a small fragment of strange matter. The term "strangelet" originates with E. Farhi and R. Jaffe. Strangelets have been suggested as a dark matter candidate .