Has the LHC Destroyed the Earth Yet?

In case you were wondering whether or not the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the earth yet, check this website.

In all seriousness folks, there’s no threat from the LHC. The earth gets bombarded all the time by cosmic ray particles with loads more energy than the LHC particles will have. So, if cosmic rays have not destroyed the earth, then there is no chance that the LHC will.

Or, if you prefer an analogy:

If you have survived a pillow fight, then you don’t need to worry about being killed if someone is throwing around cottonballs.

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11 Comments on “Has the LHC Destroyed the Earth Yet?”

  1. gehenna Says:

    yeah, but then again they don’t crash at each other moving in exact opposite ways :)

  2. Ryan Says:

    The direction of motion doesn’t matter. A high energy cosmic ray could hit a stationary particle and the resulting collision would be more energetic than the LHC’s.

  3. Justpassingby Says:

    Well, to me it seems that motion matters quite a lot.

    When mass collides, the moving mass bends around the stationary, but what if both of them are moving at the same speed? Where will the other particle bend to?

    But then again, i’m really not into the subject.

  4. Ryan Says:

    I’m not sure what you mean by “bend”. It’s basic physics that a collision between two moving particles is in every way equivalent to a collision between a stationary object and an object going twice as fast. It’s just a matter of your reference frame.

  5. Nick Says:

    There’s another one: http://hasthelhcdestroyedtheearthyet.com

    Very similar, check out the javascript, it looks like this one will actually be accurate!

  6. yogesh Says:

    we are on 21th century.pepople don’t believe in sideeffect of new technologies version and using them all.this is so dangerous.now i want to say that this attempt does not act on earth reference.it should be on mars,moon,spacecity etc.

  7. vinay kumar sharma Says:

    environment protection is very important nowdays.
    this why we have to tacle these problems & and thinking of its solution.

    we have to develop some basic programme & solve these unaspacted moment by our own skill.

    thi programme of l.h.c.is very use full for the world as it goes forward but this is serieous for the environmental issue so this may be stoped.

  8. yogesh chandra {varansi} Says:

    l.h.c. is harmful for our social thinking.because of we are a social animal.we should not take off our selfishness over the humanity.this act might be sttoped.
    find more details contact me on :yogesh18196@gmail.com

  9. hi Says:

    Will this cause any problems when nibiru passes us next year?

  10. Ryan Says:

    Since Nibiru doesn’t exist, I don’t think it will cause a problem. :)


  11. udit Says:

    it’s all true

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