Skip to comments.Scientists Re-Create High Temperatures From Big Bang
Posted on 02/16/2010 1:36:08 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Atom smashers at a U.S. national lab have produced temperatures not seen since the Big Bang 7.2 trillion degrees, or 250,000 times hotter than the sun's interior in work re-creating the universe's first microseconds.
The results come from the 2.4-mile-wide Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven (N.Y.) National Laboratory. Since 2000, scientists there have hurtled gold atoms together at nearly the speed of light. These smash-ups heat bubbles smaller than the center of an atom to about 40 times hotter than the center of an imploding supernova.
Scientists say the results have given them insight into the moments after the universe began 13.7 billion years ago.
"The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider was designed to re-create conditions in the infant universe," Brookhaven's Steven Vigdor said at the American Physical Society meeting in Washington, D.C.
"These (collision) temperatures are hot enough to melt protons," Vigdor says, likely forming a soup of subatomic particles freed from the interior of atoms, called a "quark-gluon" plasma. "It is new and important evidence showing that an exotic form of matter, last seen in the Big Bang, has been formed," says physicist Thomas Cohen of the University of Maryland in College Park, who was not part of the experiment. "It is not quite a 'smoking gun' in that it is also
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“Atom smashers at a U.S. national lab have produced temperatures not seen since the Big Bang 7.2 trillion degrees.”
OK, if they recreated it - how come no new big bang.
Guess they were wrong again.
7.2 trillion. Isn’t that what AlGore said the temp was inside the earth?
Boy that is almost as hot as the center of the earth according to Al Gore.
>>OK, if they recreated it - how come no new big bang.<<
How do we know? For all we know the Universe was destroyed and an exact duplicate put in its place.
They only re-created it only to the few microseconds
So now that they have it what can they do with it.
It’s too hot to pop popcorn.
Do they have any contingency plans just in case this thing gets out of hand ?
I guess he knows, he’s been there.
The temperature was probably confined to a much smaller space than the Big Bang. Besides, the Big Bang was more than just temperature.
A nuclear bomb puts out as much heat as the sun, but we don't fire up a new sun every time we light one off.
Yes, they do. I have never heard of an accident at these “atom smasher” facilities.
You can’t read things like this and believe them, anymore.
You have to consider whether the scientist is motivated by grants or politics or both. Or you have to wonder if their source is a college kid backpacking in Europe.
That's where the 57th State came from.
I’m hardly a Luddite, but I’ve got a feeling this isn’t going to end well.
I believe it. The most interesting thing to come out of this is will be the development of a micro black hole.
...they also re-created the Prime Mover.
How do you dissipate 7.2 trillion degrees?
Was it replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable?
Your statement makes no sense. No one claims that the high temperature *caused* the Big Bang, only that the temperatures were PRESENT at the time of the Big Bang.
You are putting the cart before the horse. That’s like a painter mixing colors together to get a hue that is in the Mona Lisa and you wondering when another Mona Lisa did not spontaneously erupt from the mixture.
>>Was it replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable?<<
Long ago. But I am sure you are too Hoopy a Frood to have let it bother you.
I suggest we go out and win awards.
I hope they used sun screen.
when=why in last post
Or another universe was created.
My guess is through the Laws of Thermodynamics
This was just a collision of the branes
It's actually several THOUSAND as any high school kid knows!
The amount of mass involved was miniscule, the specific heat of a gluon quark mixture is a little hard to calculate (I'm not sure how many degrees of freedom are involved) but if we assume it's about the same as the original nucleus, one mole of gold is 6 x 10^23 atoms ~ 200 grams, so there was enough energy to raise the temperature of 200 grams, about half a pound, of gold, by about 10^-11 degrees (7.2 x 10^12 / 6 x 10^23) Celcius. Approximately equal to the amount of CO2 induced global warming since 1900.
let’s see, billions of years ago a bunch of gold atoms smashed into ech other and made a universe. interesting. with what instrument do you measure 7 trillion degrees? just wondering.
The temperature at the inner core is about 9800 degrees F and the pressure in Earth’s inner core is about 330 to 360 gigapascals
Scientists use the Kelvin unit of measure.
“For all we know the Universe was destroyed and an exact duplicate put in its place.”
Odd, I feel like I’ve been living in an alternate reality for the past year.
>The temperature at the inner
>core is about 9800 degrees F
The core-mantle boundary was just re-estimated to be about 6,600 degrees F.
From 2007, NationalGeograhic.com...
“New high-resolution seismic images have produced the best estimate to date of the temperature of Earth’s extremely deep interior, researchers report.
Using a method initially developed for oil and gas exploration, the scientists studied the core-mantle boundary, a region that lies about 1,860 miles (3,000 kilometers) below the planet’s surface....”
“Reporting in tomorrow’s issue of the journal Science, the team calculated that the temperature of the region is 3,950 Kelvin, plus or minus 200.
This translates to a fiery 6,650 degrees Fahrenheit (3,677 degrees Celsius)which is actually lower than previous predictions.”
Al Gore: Earth’s Interior “Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees”
Another of these potentially hazardous things to come out of these temperatures is something called strange matter.Strange matter is a particular form of quark matter, usually thought of as a ‘liquid’ of up, down, and strange quarks. Theoretically, strange matter only exist inside neutron stars where the pressure and temperature is extremely high
Ok. I did not know that. As we are getting to know the forces of our planet this change.
If the object is radiating at a higher temperature than its surroundings, then power transfer will be taking place and power will be radiating from warm to cold following the principle stated in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Its a possibility. It can destroy this planet.
You also need to remember that many of the laws of the universe really cease to apply at these temperatures.
You know what’s especially difficult to comprehend with the Big Bang scenario is that it claims that the entire universe began from a point millions, if not billions, of times smaller than the head of a pin. Yet when you look out deep into the universe, you’re seeing back into time, in theory ultimately back to the “beginning” of time, a time when the universe was millions, if not billions, of times smaller than the head of a pin. But how can you look 14 billion light years in ANY direction and be seeing a practically infinitely small point??
Thats a question physicists has been trying to answer. But as technology improves maybe there will be an answer.
Well, they’d basically say that space-time itself “inflated” and that we are all inside this really really humongous “head of a pin”. Or something like that anyway. Crazy stuff. But whatever is truly going on, it’s probably beyond our wildest imaginations.
I agree with you.
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