Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Let's Chill On The Black Holes
So these are pictures of the Large Hadron Collider (from what I understand a gigantic particle accelerator that slams protons into each other...sexy right?) near Geneva, Switzerland. No I'm not going to delve into my cursory knowledge of Quantum Physics. I'm only bringing it up because apparently this thing can create micro blackholes, strangelets, vacuum bubbles, and magnetic monopoles. I don't know what most of those things are but that doesn't sound good. A bunch of scientists have raised concerns that this machine could destroy the universe or something much worse. A report from the BBC said there's a 1 in 50 million chance this could be a catastrophe. Those are better odds than winning Mega Millions. Listen, I love science and I'd also really like to know what the fuck Dark Matter is but is creating micro black holes really a good idea?