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Large Hadron Collider will be colliding 7-TeV protons with 7-TeV protons, creating the center of mass energy never before achieved on Earth.

There have been many alarmists calling for the stop on LHC. They fear that the mini blackholes which may be generated by the high energy collisions at the accelerator will destroy the Earth. The smaller accelerator, RHIC, has been run without any hint of catastrophic incident for years. Cosmic rays containing particles of the energy 10 million times higher than the LHC protons have been found colliding the Earth.

Today CERN released a report outlining the safety of LHC. The LSAG report linked on the page is an interesting read.

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Written by Rop

June 21, 2008 at 3:07 am

Posted in learn

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