Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Sky is Falling!

At least it may be that way in a couple of months. THIS article gave me a little chuckle this morning.

A couple of weeks ago scientists from all over the world were waiting to see the results of the initial tests from the largest particle collider in the world. You may have heard about the 17 mile long Large Hadron Collider in CERN. They are trying to smash super small particles of atoms together to "create a miniature Big Bang". Apparently, they want to know what happened split seconds after the universe was created. They have been able to send particles around the tube in both directions, but have yet to try and smash them together.

Today I read this article stating that they have had a slight glitch. It'll take a couple of months to get it up and going again.

Here's the funny part...and I quote, "The project has had to work hard to dismiss suggestions by some critics that the experiment could create tiny black holes of intense gravity that could suck in the whole planet."

They had a small leak that will pose "no risk to people from the malfunction."

All I can say is, Oops!

What's going to happen in 2-3 months when they get this thing going again? If you see the earth imploding on itself around Thanksgiving, give me a call wont you? I want to watch....



1 comment:

Dad Stuff said...

Well, at least it will only take 38 seconds to happen.