The end is nigh
On Wednesday morning September 10th, the very excited and optimistic scientists turn on the Large Hadron Collider outside Genevaâ€¦
We have a Long Bet that states â€œLarge Hadron Collider will destroy Earth.â€ And you can watch the video above of what that looks like.
(Via Long Views)
The â€œFirst Beamâ€ will occur at 9:30AM at CERN, which will be 2:30AM here in Santa Fe.
Direct link to the YouTube vid depicting the end of this world.
Nope, I didn’t feel a thing. Shouldn’t Earth be destroyed by now? September 10 – check. Almost 9AM – check. No, I think we are safe. At least until the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012. :)
i like the image google has on the homepage for the LHC.
i’m a little concerned that we’re ripping into subspace. i’m certainly not as educated on the subject as the scientists involved but wouldn’t something like this open a possibility to disrupt space (e.g., a black hole??).
Clearly the appearance of a black hole at CERN would have made the day more entertaining. Still, I can’t help but enjoy the blue sky and cool Fall air. Too bad the Mayans didn’t leave us any YouTube vids… I’m dying to know how it all ends! ;)
Actually, they didn’t collide anything today. The beam will only be circulating in one direction. From what I understand, they won’t be up to 10 TeV until October, and only after some alignment and calibration takes place at 5 TeV.
So, this was more of a symbolic milestone than anything. i.e., The first time the beam goes through the entire machine.
Yes, i agree with steve. I think there has been a misconception, the scientists only tested the accuracy of the beam, around the circuit(Supposedly if it had varied within a hairs fraction the force would be explosive).
It certainly would be funny if the world ended!
Curiosity, might not only kill the cat, but humans and the whole world