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New $10 billion Particle Accelerator intends to reveal secrets behind the birth of the universe

Something incredible happened yesterday that barely made news (cause no one died…), A new $10 billion Particle Accelerator near Geneva on the Swiss/Franch border went live, firing it’s first protons.

Hadron Collidor
Here’s a bit more about it:

Large Hadron Collidor – Wikipedia

It’s the largest particle accelerator ever built and took 3 decades to create. By colliding opposing beams of protons with very high kinetic energy at the speed of light, scientists intend to amongst other things, prove how the universe was created, and the existence of God!
And as if that isn’t cool enough, many scientists and the media believe that the LHC is so powerful that it is too dangerous because it’s experiments have the potential to create low velocity micro black holes that could grow in mass or release dangerous radiation leading to doomsday scenarios, such as the destruction of the Earth!

Now that is what I call exciting news.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/10/2361197.htm

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One Response to “New $10 billion Particle Accelerator intends to reveal secrets behind the birth of the universe”

  1. Elika Says:

    Simply fascinating! Thanks for sharing.