Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Event Horizon: Do Not Cross

Beware of falling into black holes. Some critics say this is a dangerous pastime, since "what goes into a black hole, stays in a black hole."

Cern will be turning on the "Large Hadron Collider" tomorrow. But by the time you read this, it will have already happened. And you might just be reading this from inside a black hole.

Or not.

PS. My take on this matter, is that we should worry as much about being eaten up by a black hole as we should worry that the Yellowstone Caldera Supervolcano will erupt. And if any of you saw that movie, yeah. I don't think so.


Jay said...

I remember reading the article about it in National Geographic and thinking how "sci-fi" it was. I guess the only reality check is that billions of dollars and kilometers of subterranean tunnels later, they are just praying that someone didn't sabotage it by slipping a beer bottle in the tube.

elspeth said...

Wow, I have seen that movie. What does that say about me At least I now know to walk out of the toxic cloud rather than wait for help. That useful piece of information is handily tucked away next to what to do in case of the earth's magnetic field disappears, an asteroid is about to hit earth or I meet a klingon.

rbounful said...

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So long, and thanks for all the fish.