Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Man-Made Black Holes (Don't try this at Home)

  1. #1
    Account Inactive
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 @ 03:07 PM
    Gender
    Posts
    2,138
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Exclamation Man-Made Black Holes (Don't try this at Home)

    Particle accelerators may soon be used to produce short-lived, miniature black holes.

    When one thinks of black holes, one usually envisions massive monsters that can swallow spaceships, or even stars, whole. But the holes that might be produced at the highest-energy accelerators--perhaps as early as 2007, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva starts up--are distant cousins of such astrophysical behemoths. They would be microscopic, comparable in size to elementary particles. They would not rip apart stars, reign over galaxies or pose a threat to our planet, but in some respects their properties should be even more dramatic. Because of quantum effects, they would evaporate shortly after they formed, lighting up the particle detectors like Christmas trees. In so doing, they could give clues about how space-time is woven together and whether it has unseen higher dimensions.
    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?cha...0683414B7F0000

  2. #2
    Senior Member HIM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Last Online
    Sunday, February 12th, 2006 @ 02:51 AM
    Location
    Kansas
    Age
    35
    Occupation
    Sleeping
    Posts
    506
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Nice post. I heard about that a while back and was amazed that it may actually be possible to creat a miniture black hole. I'd love to one day work at Cern. The particle accelerators they have there make Fermilab look like a high school science project!
    Should the subduing talisman, the Cross, break, then will come roaring forth the wild madness of the old champions, that insane Berserker rage, of which the northern poets sing. That talisman is brittle, and the day will come when it will pitifully break. The old stone gods will rise from the long-forgotten ruin and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes; and Thor, leaping to life with his giant hammer, will crush the Gothic cathedrals!

    ---Heinrich Heine

Similar Threads

  1. Black Holes Merging Multiple Galaxies Together
    By Verðandi in forum Research & Technology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 1 Week Ago, 07:33 PM
  2. Thousands Of Black Holes Form Disks In The Centers Of Galaxies
    By Verðandi in forum Research & Technology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 01:50 AM
  3. Black Holes: The Deadliest Force in the Universe
    By HIM in forum Research & Technology
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Thursday, November 10th, 2011, 06:03 AM
  4. What kind of home made gifts do you make and give?
    By FearingAfrica in forum Folk Art & Culture
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Monday, February 7th, 2011, 12:10 PM
  5. Earthships: Self-Made Green Home Buildings!
    By TisaAnne in forum Self-Reliance, Off Grid, & Gardening
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, October 16th, 2005, 10:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •