Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No large black holes expected

september 10 2008

Today science is making a huge step forwards.

In Switserland the highest energy particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be put to use.
It enables larger scale experiments to unravel the way the universe works.
Under controlled conditions it reproduces collisions at centre-of-mass energies.

Some scientists worry that these experiments might cause a black hole, thus ending the excistence of Earth, but the scientists at the HLC state that those experiments are less extensive than those in the atmosphere by some of the cosmic rays that have been bombarding the Earth for billions of years.

Little black holes might develop, but they'll decay fast, and won't pose any danger.

The CERN issued a press release stating the safety of it all.

The CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics.
It has its headquarters in Geneva.
At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands,and the United Kingdom.

India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status.
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