The God Particle Could Wipe Out the Universe!

At least that is what Stephen Hawking said. The God particle was discovered by physicist working with the CERN’S Hadron Collider. It’s a vital ingredient in explaining why objects have mass.

This deals with the Higgs bosson. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson

Hawking is worried that the Higgs bosson might become unstable. He said that it might become metastable at 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV).

I know that was some physics gobbltey  gook. It just means that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with the bubble of the vacuum expanding at the sped of light, and the universe could suck in on itself. We wouldn’t see any of this coming. Scary huh?

Before you freak, and start walking around with The End Is Near billboards, Hawking spoke of the probability of this happening. “A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.”

So its one of those Armageddon disaster movie scenarios. I guess you have to respect Stephen for yelling “boo!” without the use of speech.

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