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The Large Hadron Collider - Useful Tool or End of the Planet?


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science


LHC

We told you sometime back about the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider,) the 17 mile-long underground particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland meant to study the “Big Bang” Theory. And it seems as if the testing is about to begin. While some skeptics are still worried that this will create a black hole that will suck up the planet, the physicists feel that this is unlikely because of gravity and, if it did, would be so unstable it would disintegrate before it chomped up the Earth. The complaints went as far as a couple of failed law suits.

“The LHC will enable us to study in detail what nature is doing all around us,” said CERN Director General Robert Aymar. “The LHC is safe, and any suggestion that it might present a risk is pure fiction.”

We guess if you are reading this, so far so good. Visit the CERN site for more details and we’ll let you know if the worst occurs. Or not….


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