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Colliding Particles Can Make Black Holes After All

cremeglace (1646593) writes | more than 3 years ago

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cremeglace (1646593) writes "Particle physicists predict the world's new highest-energy atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, might create tiny black holes, which they say would be a fantastic discovery. Some doomsayers fear those black holes might gobble up Earth--physicist say that's impossible--and have petitioned the United Nations to stop the $5.5 billion LHC. Curiously, though, nobody had ever shown that the prevailing theory of gravity, Einstein's theory of general relativity, actually predicts that a black hole can be made this way. Now a computer model shows conclusively for the first time that a particle collision really can make a black hole. No need to stock up on canned beans for doomsday though--the black holes still require energies vastly exceeding what the LHC is capable of."
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Black Holes.... and collisions (1)

dogzdik (1700552) | more than 4 years ago | (#30866886)

Every time my bum hits the toilet seat a black hole appears.....
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