world's largest scientific experiment.

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What is the world's largest scientific experiment?



After 30 years since it's conception the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN),  underneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland was fired up on September 10, 2008, accelerating protons to .999 the speed of light.

The cost of th LHC is reported to be  4.5 billion or $7.9 billion USD making it, not only the largest scientific experiment but also the most expensive scientific experiment as well.

The LHC accelerator has a circumference of 26.659 kilometers at a depth ranging from 50 to 175 metres underground. The tunnel is 3.8 meters in diameter.

The ultimate goal of the the Large Hadron Collider is to collide protons at near the speed of light to get an insight into the first billionths of a second after the big bang. The collisions will produce heat 100,000 times hotter than the center of our sun, but luckily it will be brief and limited to a very tiny space. One hope is that the collisions will produce the Higgs boson, also known as the God particle. Other possibilities are the discovery of different dimensions, different universes or a black hole that will swallow the Earth.

The actual collisions of protons is scheduled for October 21, 2008, but just in case you're in that doomsday mood here is a site that lists some previous failed doomsday predictions: http://www.armageddononline.org/Disaster-Prophecy/failed.html


The Large Hadron Collider

the largest scientific experiment in the world.

 largest scientific experiment.

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