Skip to comments.Big Bang experiment may reveal dark universe: CERN
Posted on 03/08/2010 12:53:11 PM PST by NormsRevenge
GENEVA (Reuters) Dark matter, which scientists believe makes up 25 percent of the universe but whose existence has never been proven, could be detected by the giant particle collider at CERN, the research center's head said Monday.
Rolf-Dieter Heuer told a news conference some evidence for the matter may emerge even in the shorter term from mega-power particle collisions aimed at recreating conditions at the "Big Bang" birth of the universe some 13.7 billion years ago.
"We don't know what dark matter is," said Heuer, Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research on the Swiss-French border near Geneva.
"Our Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could be the first machine to give us insight into the dark universe," he said. "We are opening the door to New Physics, to a discovery period."
Astronomers and physicists say that only 5 percent of the universe is known currently, and that the invisible remainder consists of dark matter and dark energy, which make up some 25 percent and 70 percent, respectively.
"If we can detect and understand dark matter, our knowledge will expand to encompass 30 percent of the universe, a huge step forward," Heuer said.
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The Linac 2 (Linear Accelerator 2) is pictured at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files
I guess if ya slammed Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert’s heads together real hard,, it could possibly reveal some ‘dark humor’ too and where it comes from. ;-)
In 2012, the good light/bad light http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2466569/posts
A view of a superconducting solenoid magnet at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva. Scientists have restarted the world's most powerful atom-smasher overnight, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said Sunday, as they launch a new bid to uncover the secrets of the universe. (AFP/File/Fabrice Coffrini)
Sweet! If we can jigger the math, it MUST be true!
not as incredible as it sounds.. ;-0 Thanks!
You could pull a horseshoe through a garden hose with that thing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) talks to designated director general of CERN Rolf-Dieter Heuer (L) and outgoing director general of CERN Robert Aymar during an official visit to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Meyrin, near Geneva April 29, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Then how will you now it when you see it?..............
We are toast in 3...2...1... zap
Looks like a slice of a warp nacelle from the Enterprise...
I wonder if episodes of animals attacking humans for no reason will start again.
Just watched “Angels and Demons”. We need to protect the Pope!
... with the horse attached!
A copy of the King James Bible is less expensive and would come closer to doing that.
“May reveal dark universe”
Every night, when I look up into the sky, it seems pretty dark alright
You will see dark matter, right after you die.
How do I get a couple of those for the fridge?
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