Tuesday, January 27, 2009

...Particle Collider May Actually Destroy Earth Yet

Here we are, sitting quietly on this blue marble, safe and secure. Yet, it appears that science's attempts to create mini black holes may actually cause us all to die.

Three physicists have reexamined the math surrounding the creation of microscopic black holes in the Switzerland-based LHC, the world's largest particle collider, and determined that they won't simply evaporate in a millisecond as had previously been predicted.

Rather, Roberto Casadio of the University of Bologna in Italy and Sergio Fabi and Benjamin Harms of the University of Alabama say mini black holes could exist for much longer — perhaps even more than a second, a relative eternity in particle colliders, where most objects decay much faster.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Normally I am all for science, full speed ahead on full afterburner... but this time, I say whoa back until we figure this one out. I have not exhaustively researched the material on this problem, but I am for no black holes being created at all, no matter how small.