>> Friday, September 12, 2008
The Large Hadron Collider has been in the news a bit recently. A lot of people have said some crazy things like, "we are going to create a black hole and the earth will end." Okay, these people know nothing about science. Good thing us science types have silly senses of humor.
First things first... What is the LHC?
It is a 16.5 mile (27 km) underground ring (100 meters underground) below the Swiss/French border. It's purpose is to fling particles at each other and make them collide. Hopefully this will give us some insight to the milliseconds after the big bang. It is pretty much the NASCAR of the physicists community. If you wanna know who is involved (111 nations), click here.
I think this will give you the best summation of what this all entails...
NOW THAT IS FUNNY!
...and if you want to know if the LHC will bring the end of the world, go to Has the LHC Destroyed the Earth? website.
I love science humor!