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August 30, 2009 — The Space Shuttle Discovery performs a 360-degree backflip near the International Space Station during mission STS-128. (NASA)

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame
When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations, a small but noisy group of people tried to stop it out of fear. Their reasoning: The energies produced as protons slammed into each other at close to the speed of light would be sufficiently high to create miniature black holes or other exotic, destructive things. The fruits of human curiosity would be the literal end of the world.
Those fears were unwarranted for a simple reason: Earth is bombarded by much higher-energy particles all the time, and we haven’t been eaten by a planet-munching black hole yet. In fact, the universe has many naturally-occurring particle accelerators that are far more powerful than the LHC, exceeding even anything we could build in the foreseeable future. Anything exotic we can create in our labs, the cosmos has beaten us to it.
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I had a fun time last year explaining this to my art class as like most people they thought the LHC could destroy the world by creating a black hole.

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame

When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations, a small but noisy group of people tried to stop it out of fear. Their reasoning: The energies produced as protons slammed into each other at close to the speed of light would be sufficiently high to create miniature black holes or other exotic, destructive things. The fruits of human curiosity would be the literal end of the world.

Those fears were unwarranted for a simple reason: Earth is bombarded by much higher-energy particles all the time, and we haven’t been eaten by a planet-munching black hole yet. In fact, the universe has many naturally-occurring particle accelerators that are far more powerful than the LHC, exceeding even anything we could build in the foreseeable future. Anything exotic we can create in our labs, the cosmos has beaten us to it.

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I had a fun time last year explaining this to my art class as like most people they thought the LHC could destroy the world by creating a black hole.

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I’ve just realised I never posted a picture of my final piece for my art course! 
This artwork is pretty big, its the biggest I have ever attempted to make. It’s an improved version of the LHCat illustration I made in Photoshop using traditional materials such as acrylic paintand newspaper. It took ages to make because of the mount of details.

The whole concept is basically a big cat made out of CERN experiment parts. :)

I’ve just realised I never posted a picture of my final piece for my art course!
This artwork is pretty big, its the biggest I have ever attempted to make. It’s an improved version of the LHCat illustration I made in Photoshop using traditional materials such as acrylic paintand newspaper. It took ages to make because of the mount of details.

The whole concept is basically a big cat made out of CERN experiment parts. :)

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Anonymous asked:

I just found your blog, and your drawing of that starling is absolutely gorgeous, how would you feel if i ever "copied" it for a tattoo for myself? i want one at some point, and i have always wanted a bird (my name is also Lark, so the tattoo idea is kind of you know, fun). If i don't have your blessings i will abandon this idea.

Life in Retrograde Answer:

Yes, you have my permission to have it as a tattoo, just mention my blog if you post a picture of it online. It’s mainly so I can see it when it’s done because I feel honoured that someone wants my art inked on their body. :)