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The large hadron collider created a mini big bang

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The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

The scientists working at the enormous machine on Franco-Swiss border achieved the unique conditions on 7 November.

The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

The LHC is housed in a 27km-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

Up until now, the world's highest-energy particle accelerator - which is run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) - has been colliding protons, in a bid to uncover mysteries of the Universe's formation.

Proton collisions could help spot the elusive Higgs boson particle and signs of new physical laws, such as a framework called supersymmetry.

But for the next four weeks, scientists at the LHC will concentrate on analysing the data obtained from the lead ion collisions.

This way, they hope to learn more about the plasma the Universe was made of a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago.

One of the accelerator's experiments, ALICE, has been specifically designed to smash together lead ions, but the ATLAS and Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiments have also switched to the new mode.

'Strong force'

David Evans from the University of Birmingham, UK, is one of the researchers working at ALICE.

He said that the collisions obtained were able to generate the highest temperatures and densities ever produced in an experiment.

"We are thrilled with the achievement," said Dr Evans.

"This process took place in a safe, controlled environment, generating incredibly hot and dense sub-atomic fireballs with temperatures of over ten trillion degrees, a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

"At these temperatures even protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of atoms, melt resulting in a hot dense soup of quarks and gluons known as a quark-gluon plasma."

Quarks and gluons are sub-atomic particles - some of the building blocks of matter. In the state known as quark-gluon plasma, they are freed of their attraction to one another. This plasma is believed to have existed just after the Big Bang.

He explained that by studying the plasma, physicists hoped to learn more about the so-called strong force - the force that binds the nuclei of atoms together and that is responsible for 98% of their mass.

After the LHC finishes colliding lead ions, it will go back to smashing together protons once again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11711228

dont really know what this means

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Basically just a power expierment David, useful information to take this planet to another level especialy useful experiment if we're looking at travelling in the solar planet

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I dunno why but I read this and think, how long till they try and turn it into a weapon?

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I dunno why but I read this and think, how long till they try and turn it into a weapon?

You can't lol.

Long explanation but you can't make an atom explode, the protons in the nucleus of an atom hold together at like 0.000001% and can't physically repel of each other into an explosion.

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Ahh physics

Burying religion at every turn

People should pt their faith in the hadron collider... In 2 years its got more credibilty then religion provided for 5000 years

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Ahh physics

Burying religion at every turn

People should pt their faith in the hadron collider... In 2 years its got more credibilty then religion provided for 5000 years

wouldnt be no atoms to bang if god didnt create them, ur post is void.

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There is no evidence of God.

There is evidence of Atoms.

Religon = blind leading the blind.

You're just scared of death.

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not one of those topics ...

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There is no evidence of God.

There is evidence of Atoms.

Religon = blind leading the blind.

You're just scared of death.

so where did atoms come from?

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Timebomb you are such a. Dinosaur

Look at the vastness if the universe

Just go outside annd look up and ask yourself if the quran answrrs the questions posed by it all

And dnt lie to yourself

We arre a bunch of atoms living a pointless existence

Amongst mind boggling nothingness

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Ahh physics

Burying religion at every turn

People should pt their faith in the hadron collider... In 2 years its got more credibilty then religion provided for 5000 years

lol, hopefully when the heat they created cools down, a "mini" planet earth will be created as well, complete with living organisms

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Carpe u too lol..

Ignorance is no reason to giv mysticism

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Scientists nor religious people can answer the biggest question with certainty, where and how did it all start?

If you say big bang my question is what was there prior?

If you say god created the world my question is who or what created god?

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Carpe u too lol..

Ignorance is no reason to giv mysticism

they created a big heater. big deal

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a million times hotter than the centre of the sun? really? well the sun itself is millions of miles away and is causing this planet harm with the poor state the o-zone is in... so if they created something this hot and full of energy on earth then how comes this plantet and a good portion of our solar system aint ether right now? surely if somethin that hot existed on earth then everybodies free paper would bun up alie..... *puts watch to ear* whats that fam, they're full of sh*t and need to allow the hype!! i kno g, i kno

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if u have no religion dont try to force ur empty existance on everyone else... keep ur negativity

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ok so even if they did create a big bang with living organisms, then what? whats the purpose

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a million times hotter than the centre of the sun? really? well the sun itself is millions of miles away and is causing this planet harm with the poor state the o-zone is in... so if they created something this hot and full of energy on earth then how comes this plantet and a good portion of our solar system aint ether right now? surely if somethin that hot existed on earth then everybodies free paper would bun up alie..... *puts watch to ear* whats that fam, they're full of sh*t and need to allow the hype!! i kno g, i kno

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if u have no religion dont try to force ur empty existance on everyone else... keep ur negativity

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ok so even if they did create a big bang with living organisms, then what? whats the purpose

Lol at thinking being without religion = empty existance [sic]

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'ang tight mr scientist who pushed the button (made of nothing) out of nothing 465454654654646587988900909809987987 billion years ago and created the big bang

major blow to religion

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LOL @ people who think there religion and science are two opposed entities.

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Ahh physics

Burying religion at every turn

People should pt their faith in the hadron collider... In 2 years its got more credibilty then religion provided for 5000 years

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Lol @ whenever there's a scientific thread made religion gets mentioned and vice versa

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Lol you lot are f*ck*ng....

What is wrong with you? Not even a joke, it's annoying

At least when atheists are being annoying (which they can and are) at least they have a f*ck*ng semblance of factual back up and evidence, Jesus

When you religio-tards retort its always some bullshit

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I dunno why but I read this and think, how long till they try and turn it into a weapon?

You can't lol.

Long explanation but you can't make an atom explode, the protons in the nucleus of an atom hold together at like 0.000001% and can't physically repel of each other into an explosion.

If you have its anti-matter version & combine you can!

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What positive outcomes can come from this bar things to put in textbooks?

I'm not opposed to it, I just wanna know.

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Why do people alway try to seperate science and religion? Afghoon gives me jokes, I don't think he's aware that some religions (including his) encourage people to use science and find out things.

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What happened after this "mini bang" afterwards? The universe is expanding faster so if it was a legit bang then the same must apply.

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