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Hadron Collider could form black holes


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

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New calculations based on equations devised by Albert Einstein support the idea that the LHC can form black holes. Some people expressed great concern over the idea that a black hole formed by the collider would swallow up the whole planet  however in reality such black holes would be both extremely small and disappear extremely quickly.

"One of the concerns that has been voiced about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is that it could result in the formation of black holes that could destroy the world. While most scientists dismiss claims that anything produced in the LHC would destroy the planet, there are some that think that black formation could be seen with LHC collisions of sufficiently high energy. "

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:07 AM

Those aren't new calculations at all. Except those "black holes" can't harm anything.

You know why they're not spreading the news? Because people are morons. People don't know what a black hole is, and if they told them that the LHC can generate micro black holes, news media everywhere would understand it as "MAD SCIENTISTS DESIGN BLACK HOLE MACHINE, STILL NO NEWS FROM THE PENTAGON".

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostLizardian_guy, on 17 April 2010 - 11:07 AM, said:

Those aren't new calculations at all. Except those "black holes" can't harm anything.

You know why they're not spreading the news? Because people are morons. People don't know what a black hole is, and if they told them that the LHC can generate micro black holes, news media everywhere would understand it as "MAD SCIENTISTS DESIGN BLACK HOLE MACHINE, STILL NO NEWS FROM THE PENTAGON".
"black hole" is one of the most popular sci-fi terms out there and it's hardly an unknown astrophysical term known only by some "inside" people... :)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

Earth gets pummelled by forces much greater than the lhc can generate...I think, and we are still here.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, this was all discussed in the hype around the LHC's activation. Either the black holes would be so dense that they'd fly right through the planet or they'd disintegrate from insufficient mass.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:08 PM

Black holes? again? this topik has been discussed over and over again...this is oooooooooooold

Edited by ~C.S.M~, 17 April 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:28 PM

Think about what we could do if we could harness the power of a black hole. I am thinking about the object the found that is moving at four times the speed of light. I think it was in galaxy M23 on another thread here. I say let the mad scientist out of the box. :)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 17 April 2010 - 03:28 PM, said:

I say let the mad scientist out of the box. :)


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

View Postchaoszerg, on 17 April 2010 - 03:38 PM, said:

*with crazy psychotic laugh included*

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:22 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 17 April 2010 - 03:28 PM, said:

Think about what we could do if we could harness the power of a black hole. I am thinking about the object the found that is moving at four times the speed of light. I think it was in galaxy M23 on another thread here. I say let the mad scientist out of the box. :)

It only appeared to be traveling at four times the speed of light; it was an illusion of sorts. You'd have to defy physics to travel faster than light.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:02 PM

Any significant black hole created by LHC experiments is ridiculous.
The energy created is like 1-trillion-billionth less than required for anything significant.
I think we are safe... VERY safe.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

what a joke. up until now we don't even know what is black hole really is or how it form.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:59 PM

The gravity of a black hole is strong as its mass is big. Mass doesn't just come from nothing. A simple collision of quartz can't materialize enough mass to destroy the world.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:02 AM

Well, consider, too, that it is accepted that black holes are the ones that keep galaxies together, and (in that case) have done so for millions of years. Beside, this isn't new, they've talked about it for a long time, not to mention that it is a cooperation between many different countries and their scientists. It's just the ordinary media scare/hype of small stories made big.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:18 AM

actually I hope they create a black hole. That would be a unique opportunity to study one close.

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