Swiss scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have announced the start-up date for the world’s largest particle accelerator which has caused controversy due to the slim possibility the device may create a black hole and destroy the Earth.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which has cost $10 billion, has been constructed under the city of Geneva on the French/Swiss border and is designed to slam together particles of matter to create conditions similar to those that existed shortly after the big bang.
But re-creating the conditions of the big bang has led some to hold fears the LHC could create a variety of doomsday scenarios including spawning many black holes on a micro scale which would join together and expand, rapidly enveloping the Earth and surrounding solar system.
Wow, only $10 Billion to create a black hole in switzerland! What a bargain.