Earth Could Be Crushed to The Size of a Soccer Field by Particle Accelerator Experiments, Astronomer Warns

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert September 30, 2018 at 09:24PM.)

Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, has made a pretty bold statement when it comes to particle accelerators: there’s a small, but real possibility of disaster.

Particle accelerators, like the Large Hadron Collider, shoot particles at incredibly high speeds, smash them together, and observe the fallout.

These high speed collisions have helped us discover lots of new particles, but according to Rees, this isn’t without its risks.

In a new book, called On The Future: Prospects for Humanity, he gives some pretty bleak outlooks.

 

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