Monday, September 8, 2008

Wed 10 Sep 2008: End of the World or Not?

Will the world end on Wed 10 Sep 2008 when the first beam of the Large Hadron Collider is activated at CERN this week as some YouTube users and others have indicated? Theorists have speculated about the possibility of the creation of a black hole that would subsequently swallow the entire Earth. Although there are concerns about safety, the first tests of the beam are likely to be only engineering tests (the first to reach the target area) and it is doubtful that these tests will produce a micro black hole.

There is a LHC 1st beam special event scheduled from 09:00 to 18:00 CEST (03:00 to 12:00 ET in the US). Anyone for an End-of-the-World party?

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