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Hadron Collider could form black holes

By T.K. Randall
April 17, 2010 · Comment icon 24 comments

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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.


Source: Physorg | Comments (24)




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Comment icon #15 Posted by keithisco 14 years ago
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. One of my favourites: There was a young woman named Bright Whose speed was much faster than light. She set out one day In a relative way, And returned on the previous night. — Geri Taran or Reginald Buller? However.... Tachyons are a supposed particle that travels FTL, and Einstein's equations depend on C being a constant over time, which recent experiments have shown to be otherwise. Light can be slowed down. The real problem is that there d... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by DieChecker 14 years ago
I agree that the LHC can not even come close to creating a black hole that would be self sustaining. All black hole equations and understood physics, indicate that these tiny black holes would evaporate into hawking radiation before they could do much of anything. I think a Black Hole could go FTL. They are so dense that normal physics does not apply. They warp time, space and generate enough gravity to bend light and other energy into it. I thought it was the Dark Matter that held the galaxies together.
Comment icon #17 Posted by BaneSilvermoon 14 years ago
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. Well SOMEbodies never played Mass Effect lol
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lizardian_guy 14 years ago
"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... Black holes depicted in fiction are a very, very far cry from what they are in reality.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Resonance 14 years ago
what a joke. up until now we don't even know what is black hole really is or how it form. I'm pretty sure you're wrong. We may not know on a quantum level how gravity works, but we do have theories on how exactly black holes are formed.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Resonance 14 years ago
I agree that the LHC can not even come close to creating a black hole that would be self sustaining. All black hole equations and understood physics, indicate that these tiny black holes would evaporate into hawking radiation before they could do much of anything. I think a Black Hole could go FTL. They are so dense that normal physics does not apply. They warp time, space and generate enough gravity to bend light and other energy into it. I thought it was the Dark Matter that held the galaxies together. Yes, a well known theory. Who really knows?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Astute One 14 years ago
They say the blackhole would PROBABLY evaporate. What if they are wrong and it doesn't and instead of shrinking, the blackhole starts sucking in mass. Most of the blackhole research I have seen doesn't talk much about them evaporating but just the opposite. What if there is a critical mass point at which evaporation will not happen and we accidentally exceed it because we don't yet understand? Man has heard all this before: The earth is Probably flat. Man probably can never fly. Man probably will never go to the moon. Man probably will never break the sound barrier. AND he did. So what if thes... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mele Kalikimaka 14 years ago
If I planned for the end of days every time a fringe scientist comes up with a theory that the world's ending, I'd have no free time at all*. And with today's spread of global warming awareness, that's saying something. *All right, jeez, I don't ACTUALLY know how long it'd take to survive the apocalypse
Comment icon #23 Posted by Nordmann61 13 years ago
They say the blackhole would PROBABLY evaporate. What if they are wrong and it doesn't and instead of shrinking, the blackhole starts sucking in mass. Most of the blackhole research I have seen doesn't talk much about them evaporating but just the opposite. What if there is a critical mass point at which evaporation will not happen and we accidentally exceed it because we don't yet understand? Man has heard all this before: The earth is Probably flat. Man probably can never fly. Man probably will never go to the moon. Man probably will never break the sound barrier. AND he did. So what if thes... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by docyabut2 13 years ago
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=217554


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