Tuesday, February 16, 2010

RHIC Collider may have induced Law-of-nature-warping Bubble...

The Brookhaven National Laboratory got toasty on Monday, REALLY toasty. Their recent ion collision created temperatures of 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit. That is 'hotter' than the center of our sun...! This experiment recreated the environments of the Big Bang and also a temporary 'bubble' in which 'normal laws of physics did not apply."
I don't know about you, but this is either a scientific breakthrough news or really scary $#!t... Either way this is an extraordinary accomplishment for the RHIC. When the LHC gets back on it's feet again in 2012, it'll have a lot of science to catch up on.

FYI:  Doesn't anyone else find it interesting that the LHC will start up again on the same year the Mayan's prediction of the end of the world in 2012?  ....just sayin'

"Until the LHC finally gets up to full speed, Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) remains the world's most powerful heavy ion smasher. And on Monday, they showed off some of that power by announcing that a recent collision resulted in the hottest matter ever recorded. Coming in at a scorching 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit, the plasma not only recreated the environment of the Big Bang, but might have also resulted in the temporary formation of a bubble within which some normal laws of physics did not apply."
via  popsci

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