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Elements S4 • E3

Could a Particle Accelerator Destroy Earth?

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Published on Dec 25, 2018

You may have heard theories that particle accelerators could destroy earth by creating strange matter, an accidental black hole, or by tearing the fabric of spacetime itself. But is there any real science behind these claims?

There Are 30,000 Particle Accelerators In The World; What Do They All Do?! - https://youtu.be/1iOI8PIosVU

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We Regret to Inform You the Large Hadron Collider Will Not Annihilate Earth
https://gizmodo.com/we-regret-to-info...
“The fresh panic surrounds a quote from the physicist’s new book (which we will not link to or promote in this post). He claims that the Large Hadron Collider could reduce the planet to a mass of hot matter the size of a football stadium, suck the planet into a black hole, yadda yadda. Though a respected astrophysicist, Rees is not affiliated with CERN and has a history of making these unsupported claims.”

Earth Could Be Crushed to The Size of a Soccer Field by Particle Accelerator Experiments, Astronomer Warns
https://www.sciencealert.com/cosmolog...
“Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, has made a pretty bold statement when it comes to particle accelerators: there's a small, but real possibility of disaster. Particle accelerators, like the Large Hadron Collider, shoot particles at incredibly high speeds, smash them together, and observe the fallout.”

Extra dimensions, gravitons, and tiny black holes
https://home.cern/science/physics/ext...
“If micro black holes do appear in the collisions created by the LHC, they would disintegrate rapidly, in around 10-27 seconds. They would decay into Standard Model or supersymmetric particles, creating events containing an exceptional number of tracks in our detectors, which we would easily spot. Finding more on any of these subjects would open the door to yet unknown possibilities.”

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