November 9, 2010
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator which has been in the works for close to twenty years has just produced a ‘mini-Big Bang’. This is both amazing and a tad concerning at the same time as this experiment is creating some Sun-like temperatures inside the closed underground environment. We are keeping our fingers crossed the group of scientists that are running the program understand all the potential ramifications and have taken the proper precautions to avoid catastrophe.
It will take sometime for scientists to sort through all the data that is being collected but its worth noting additional similar collisions are happening every day in the collider.
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a “mini-Big Bang” by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.
The scientists working at the enormous machine on Franco-Swiss border achieved the unique conditions on 7 November.
The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.
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