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by chelle
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Hi Danny, thx for you reply. Gamma rays are just (high energy) p h otons. To the best of my knowledge, you're not going to affect a photon with a magnetic field - magnetic fields only affect charged particles and other magnets. Primary Cosmic Rays are p r otons, with a +1 electric charge. http://en....
by chelle
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

No worries Xymox, lookin' forward for any reply, it's great to get some response to the questions I got ... btw I couldn't find a pdf of the article in the book but I guess it's in line with this one: Source (see "Full Text"): http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0004-637X/472/1/245 the accumulated radiat...
by chelle
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Why ? I would think once you get anything going at 99.99999999999~~~~ of the speed of light it really just becomes energy ? No ? Im making this up as I go so no fact checking hehe... But I think it really does ? For this 0.000000000000000000~1 percent the LHC is made because there is a difference o...
by chelle
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: I absolutely hate this experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Re: I absolutely hate this experiment

Hi Stephen, What I read is that it will take two years before they are running full charge, so still enough time until then to post your concerns and find out what it's about, so relax. I guess they 're just taking it one step at a time, ... Perhaps over-time politics might become more involved and ...
by chelle
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Ok, we can agree upon the fact that a particle-subdividing-atmosphere is irrelevant cause otherwise as you suggest something like the moon would be flickering all of the time. But these cosmic-ray particles could be "Soot" created after the explosion of a Supernova, not necessarily a super-duper bla...
by chelle
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

But yea... sleep on the thoughts and post your thoughts. Lemons, sparks and Higgs bosons. Cool. Thx for your expertise ... and after some sleep ... some more thoughts :) I guess the melon/lead comparison isn't a good one, so to sample it down, a grain of sand would be better, it wouldn't decay over...
by chelle
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

I guess this it what it comes down to for me lemon vs. lead, if I wake up tomorrow and find nothing to contest it I'll agree with the whole deal Hey, I found one; they use gold to cover Satellites and anything that goes into space because of corrosion, so ... does this argument makes sense? Edit: O...
by chelle
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Although cosmic rays are described as incredibly energetic, an individual particle (most likely a proton) has only about 50 joules of energy. A stick of dynamite has about 2 million joules of energy. The trick in initiating a lightning discharge is to find some way to ionize the insulating air and ...
by chelle
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Re: Creating "Sparks"

Wow nicely done question ! Sparks are a great way to look at collisions. Very cool.. ... that Higgs bosons would be produced by cosmic ray collisions. BUT they would live for such a short time that we could not study them up at the altitudes where these sparks occur. So I think cosmic rays even sug...
by chelle
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Creating "Sparks"
Replies: 164
Views: 78388

Creating "Sparks"

Hello, I have some questions regarding the fact that the LHC creates "Sparks": From the "Review of the Safety of LHC Collisions" by the LHC Safety Assessment Group: The LHC reproduces in the laboratory, under controlled conditions, collisions at centre-of-mass energies less than those reached in the...