Friday, November 12, 2010

Mini Big Bangs And Incredible Heat

On 7 November, the LHC started smashing lead ions head-on, instead of the usual proton-proton collisions. This produced what are referred to as mini big bangs: dense fireballs that have temperatures of about 10 trillion °C.

by New Scientist (

1 comment:

Scot said...

Ya ya, great. Let me know when I can get a quark-gluon plasma microwave. I'm tired of waiting 2 1/2 minutes for soup.