Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008
The world’s largest particle accelerator will try to uncover how the universe began in a $US5 BLN experiment that will start on Wednesday. More than 700 Russian scientists, along with some 9,000 others, are involved in the project which is aimed at replicating The Big Bang.
The Large Hadron Collider will fire a beam of protons around a 27-kilometre long tunnel in opposite directions. At near light speed they will be made to collide amid fears that by doing so it might open a high-gravity zone (a.k.a. a black hole), which might threaten the life on Earth.
Scientists hope to find a previously unseen kind of particles. Dozens of theories will be proven true or false.
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The Collider was built deep underground near Geneva, Switzerland.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 1:11 pm