Large Hadron Collider Restart Delayed

View of the tunnel LHC sector 1-2.  Photo Credit:  CERN/Maximilien Brice

View of the tunnel LHC sector 1-2. Photo Credit: CERN/Maximilien Brice

The world’s largest atom smasher will likely be restarted in October after further tests and safety precautions are put into place.  The LHC was to be restarted in September, but will be delayed 2-3 weeks.  The LHC was initially started on September 10, 2008, but was shut down 9 days later due to faulty wiring.  Once it is up and running again, it will start smashing hydrogen atoms together in order to better understand how the makeup of the universe.  For more information, check out the LHC website.

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One Comment on “Large Hadron Collider Restart Delayed”

  1. Bob Palmer Says:

    Until there is an explanation of what causes planets to collapse into black holes, we should not start up this machine. It is surprising that we have never detected life on other planets. It is unlikely that we would be able to detect any more primitive than ourselves. Civilisations more advanced than us may have invented Hadron, started it up and “Pop”, there goes another black hole. Until we can explain the cause of apparently spontaneous black holes in space, we should not start this machine.


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