Large Hadron Collider Creates Mini ‘Big Bangs’

Our universe was created after the occurrence of the Big Bang. Humans have successfully reenacted mini Big Bangs. Does this mean we could create mini universes? From The Telegraph:

The reaction created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun, which have not been reached since the first billionths of a second following the Big Bang.

The heavyweight particle collisions follow seven months of earlier experiments crashing protons – which are 200 times lighter than lead ions – at near-light speeds.

The collisions were produced by firing lead ions – atoms with their electrons removed – at incredible speeds in opposite directions around the LHC’s underground tunnel at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, near Geneva.

This was expected to cause atomic particles such as protons and neutrons to melt, producing a “soup” of matter in a state previously unseen on Earth.

Scientists, including British particle physicists, will now study the particles in the hope of discovering what holds atoms together and gives them their mass.

Continues at The Telegraph

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  • Anonymous

    Okay, am I crazy or is THIS the kind of shit we should be spending trillions of dollars on instead of wasting money on murdering each other? Ya build a fuckin’ laser guided tomahawk cruise missile and then blow up some “insurgents” or you figure out what makes the universe tick and maybe stumble across a way to make electricity without burning black goo…that you have to kill some poor bastard to get! I did my time in the suck so I think I’m allowed to call bullshit at some point! more science, less war…or am I just being a liberal pussy?

  • bigncornfed

    Okay, am I crazy or is THIS the kind of shit we should be spending trillions of dollars on instead of wasting money on murdering each other? Ya build a fuckin’ laser guided tomahawk cruise missile and then blow up some “insurgents” or you figure out what makes the universe tick and maybe stumble across a way to make electricity without burning black goo…that you have to kill some poor bastard to get! I did my time in the suck so I think I’m allowed to call bullshit at some point! more science, less war…or am I just being a liberal pussy?

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