Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Probe the Secrets of the Universe

That's right! Scientists are still at it! In yet another attempt at discovering more "secrets" of the Universe, scientists in the world famous organization known as "CERN" have completed the largest atom smasher - Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It officially came online today and everyone was both excited and terrified. There had been a lot of speculation about whether or not this machine could potentially destroy the earth. Many skeptics said that it would create many mini black holes that would end up ripping the earth apart. lol...People like Stephan Hawking, however, say that its highly unlikely that it'll have some catastrophic result. According to him and others, even it it were to create a black hole, it would be far too small and would evaporate almost instantly. So no worries!

Basically, this machine is suppose to accelerate sub-atomic particles to almost the speed of light before smashing them in each other. The results should help solve questions like whether or not the "Higgs Boson" a.k.a "God Particle" really explanation for "dark matter" and "dark energy", which is said to make up 96% of the cosmos, and also whether or not other dimensions exist parallel to ours. The collisions should bring about temperature about 100,000 times hotter than the sun...which is "fleetingly" a replica of conditions spit seconds after the "Big Bang".

Yes...I am in total geek mode right now...The had this baby charging up for a few months now and they finally turned it one. Scientists were overjoyed that it passed its first key tests. The first beams were circulated through the collider on today. But, the first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on October 21, 2008. But the REAL fun will begin about a year from now, when they say it'll be operating at full power. Can't wait!


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