Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The hunt for the 'God Particle' takes a major leap tomorrow in Switzerland

Tomorrow the Large Hadron Collider gets turned on and will attempt to recreate conditions just after the Big Bang. Particles will be accelerated to 99.9999991% of the speed of light and smash into each other so scientists can observe things like quarks and, hopefully, Higgs Bosons -- the elusive 'God Particle' which may explain how particles acquire mass. Some people think this device will cause black holes that could swallow the earth, so if you feel yourself being pulled toward Geneva tomorrow, get a good grip on something immovable.

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