The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up in September of 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The LHC is made up of a ring of superconducting magnets over 15 miles long with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.
Ever since the LHC went online, conspiracy theorists have speculated that it will cause disastrous effects; from opening rifts to parallel universes, to ripping the Earth apart at its seams, to altering reality as we know it. In fact, many think the later may have already happened, and it is CERN’s destruction of the fabric of reality that is responsible for the so-called “Mandela Effect.”
While there is little actual scientific evidence to suggest that any of those things have or can happen, new research says that one of the conspiracy theories surrounding CERN could be 100% right – the facility could be instrumental in bringing about the end of the universe!
According to the latest research, scientists now believe that the universe will end when a tiny bubble begins expanding at the speed of light and devours everything it meets. Even scarier, the bubble will form inside the Higgs field. If that name sounds familiar, it’s the field of energy that creates the Higgs boson particle – better known as the “God particle” – which was discovered (or created?) at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in 2012.
If the mass of Higgs boson is altered, it could become the particle in the Higgs field that creates the bubble that eats the universe.
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Of course, this is only a theory right? The scientists at CERN certainly have not created such a bubble. Unfortunately, not exactly.
Harvard physicist Anders Andreassen is the lead author of the study, published recently in the journal Physical Review D. It was Andreassen’s research that linked the creation of the bubble to the Higgs boson particle. Andreassen explains in the paper that the particle’s mass is currently 125 gigaelectronvolts, but it could change. When it does, the end result is that ever-expanding, universe-killing bubble-to-end-all-bubbles. But, of course that has not happened yet – or has it?
“It’s possible that a bubble has already formed and is hurtling toward us at the speed of light right now,” said Andreassen.
But if the scientists know that, at least the bubble is a long way off, and we can see it coming and prepare. That would be a “no,” according to Andreassen, who in an interview with Live Science said, “It is sobering to envision this bubble, with its wall of negative energy, barreling towards us at the speed of light. We will never see it coming.”
Good God! So this is not your usual CERN conspiracy theory stuff, this shit is real, why aren’t we shutting down CERN immediately!
Calm down, there is some good news. Andreassen and his team not only discovered that it was likely that the LHC will produce the “bubble that devours the universe,” they also calculated that it will not happen for quite a while. Something on the order of between 10 quinquadragintillion years (that is one with 139 zeros after it) and 10 octodecillion years (one with 58 zeros after it).
“That is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very long time,” said Andreassen. Our sun will burn up and many things will happen in our solar system long before this is very likely to happen.”