Head in a blender

Some say tomorrow might be black hole day

Andy Pedisich  September 9 2008 11:39:06 AM
Tomorrow, scientists in Geneva will be sparking up the worlds largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider.  It is basically a 27km (about 17 miles) ring shaped scientific instrument that will let scientists experiment with antimatter concepts and get a better understanding of what happened at the Big Bang.

It's quite exciting!  But not everyone thinks it's fun.  These guys, for example, think that turning it on might cause a tiny black hole to appear.  And you know what that means.  Or perhaps you don't...

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But Walter L. Wagner and Luis Sancho contend that scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, have played down the chances that the collider could produce, among other horrors, a tiny black hole, which, they say, could eat the Earth. Or it could spit out something called a “strangelet” that would convert our planet to a shrunken dense dead lump of something called “strange matter.”

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Just in case they're right, I want to say that it was nice knowing everyone, and that perhaps, as some sci fi writers suggest, I'll see you on the other side of reality.

Or, as we like to call it, Wednesday.

- Andy


Comments

1Andy Donaldson  9/9/2008 12:49:20 PM  Some say tomorrow might black hole day

I, for one, will be really ticked off about this if the universe comes to a halt tomorrow. I'll never know how Battlestar Galactica ends!

Oh...and that whole "seeing my kids grow, marry, have kids of their own" nonsense too.

2Kevin Pettitt  9/9/2008 3:31:43 PM  Some say tomorrow might black hole day

The end is nigh, prepare for the rapture. Or maybe we'll just find out the answer is 42.

3Susan Bulloch  9/9/2008 5:00:39 PM  Some say tomorrow might black hole day

I'm getting drunk tonight just in case

4Mike M  9/9/2008 5:15:16 PM  Some say tomorrow might black hole day

What a bunch of rubb-

5Denny  9/10/2008 6:35:58 AM  Some say tomorrow might be black hole day

Goodmorning all. Glad the Notes/Domino world is still Rocking as the sun rises Wednesday morning!

6Paul Mooney  9/10/2008 6:36:52 AM  Some say tomorrow might be black hole day

They better at the very least get this warp drive thingy sorted after all that work...

Get me off this planet!

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