A study called, " Review of the safety of LHC collisions" was just released stating not to worry , everything is going to be okay, we are not going to all be sucked into a black hole when the Large Hadron Collider goes live September 10. To sum it up in a nut shell, the report says we, we being the Earth and other astronomical bodies have been bombarded for billions of years by cosmic rays of far greater energies produced by the LHC and that the ongoing stability of Earth and other astronomical bodies indicates that such collisions cannot be dangerous.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I got a comment on my August 21 post from Jesse stating he was hoping the they are right about the evaporating black hole thing, I had replied stating that we are bombarded daily by cosmic rays of far greater energies that the LHC can produce and that the black holes they produce evaporate, and not to worry, famous last words?, we'll find out soon, I guess a good thing is , if the scientists and my posts are wrong there won't be any one around to tell us we told you so.
Hey while we're on the topic of life sucking black holes, The Center for Astrophysics has just released the coolest, closest image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. By combining telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona and California they have come up with a winning combination that can detect structure at a tiny angular scale of 37 micro-arcseconds, or the equivalent to a baseball on the surface of the Moon!! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? probably not, my thought processes are a little off, but how cool would that be if they could now take images of the stuff left behind by the Apollo missions? put to rest once and for all whether or not we went there........ people , we did, this would be a way of proving that to all the naysayers.
The Large Hadron Collider has been getting a bad rap lately about the black hole thing and all, below is a good rap of the collider, very interesting and fun all at the same time, enjoy.