Tuesday, September 9, 2008

End of the World



ALICE goes online Wednesday, I cannot explain in detail what it is, but the two links below will. Basically they have finished the 17 mile long circular track underground that will move a particle at 99.9999% of the speed of light, the closest we have ever gotten. Not only are we going to do this, but they decided to move a particle clockwise and another counterclockwise, this is an attempt to creat black matter or tiny black holes. I guess this is supposed to allow us to see how things started 1 billionth of a second after the big bang. According to foxnews there have been death threats to the scientist, trying to get this not to happen.

Article

check out the video in the middle right

Video

6 comments:

Mother Firefly said...

So maybe I shouldn't bother doing my homework tonight?

Jumbo's Lezis said...

I am thinking of raping and pillaging tonight. Maybe a little ice cream and On Golden Pond before being sucked into some black hole

Mother Firefly said...

Golden Pond and Ice Cream, it doesn't get more decadent than that. So I guess now that the day has come and gone we can breathe easier? or are we still in some danger of being sucked into a black hole?

Jumbo's Lezis said...

The particles wont collide for a couple of months, but we are still achieving 99.9999% of the speed of light. I am excited

Mother Firefly said...

Found this lovely article today:
'what happens if you fall in a black hole':

http://www.slate.com/id/2199664/?gt1=38001

Jumbo's Lezis said...

Bloody fucking awesome, sounds more euphoric than drowning. The scariest thing about this, is we are trying to create a galaxy within a galaxy.