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Friday, September 19, 2008

World's Biggest "Big Bang" Experiment Begins

The scientists from all over the world have got together for the World's biggest scientific experiment to recreate the "Big Bang" in the hope that it will unlock the secrets of the Universe.

The experiment has begun today (10th September'08) and in a few hours man would probably know some answers that we have been seeking so far. The experiment has cost many billion dollars and is called "Alice in Wonderland". Well, let's just hope that this will not lead to a "doomsday" or the end of the earth?

So, what is this experiment going to do? Well, there is a Large Hadron Collider in which two beams will be travelling in opposite directions, and when these two beams collide scientists hope to discover new particles. This multimillion dollar machine is located at Cern, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and will fire the first beams of proton around the 17-mile tunnel to test the controlling strength of the world's largest superconducting magnets.

It may still take about a month for the two beams to come together in a collision that, according to the fear of some skeptics, could create micro "black holes" and endanger the planet.

The experiment has been started today and the first beam to simulate Big Bang on Earth has been fired at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

There are about 80 nationalities involved in this experiment and India is one of the interested parties. US and Japan are the major contributors with the observer status being in Cern.

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