Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good News Wednesday XVII: Scary Black Hole Creating Hadron Collider Nearly Ready

Great news for science! Bad news for you! We're all going to be gone before the end of the year. has some amazing pictures of the Large Hadron Collider we talked about a few weeks ago.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17 mile long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year. (

EIGN will try and keep you updated as to exactly when this thing is set to go live; that way you can get your affairs in order, or have an affair!, before the world gets sucked up by a mini black hole.

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