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I was doing some private experiments with the Large Hadron Collider in my spare time and accidentally created a singularity. Now it's getting bigger. What are the specific dangers of an enlarging singularity?

Asked by GeorgeGee (4904 points ) September 10th, 2010

It’s black and it kind of shimmers. I feel strangely attracted to it.

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thekoukoureport's avatar

lol nahhhhh its just a hole.

nikipedia's avatar

I think if it shimmers you should be good. If I remember A Brief History of Time correctly light can’t escape a black hole.

Seek's avatar

Congratulations, you just became God. ^_^ Go write a book and demand 15% of the income of everyone that eventually evolves within your singularity.

Rarebear's avatar

Funny question. But seriously, if a singularity was really created, it would vanish almost instantly in a poof of Hawking radiation.

Ben_Dover's avatar

You should be very worried. And of course now that we know some energy is actually thrown out from a singularity, yours could indeed be shimmering.

CMaz's avatar

You would not have to worry. Because you would probably be dead.

wundayatta's avatar

I wouldn’t worry. Singularities are our friends. Once we get attracted to them, we can’t let go.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I hate it when that happens.

Quick! Put it in one of those USPS “If It Fits, It Ships” boxes and mail it to China.
Supposedly there is no shipping weight limit.

Zyx's avatar

Hey George, never seen you around. I’m the janitor over there and the same thing happened to me just a couple of days ago. You should be fine as long as you’ve lived a life without regrets.

AstroChuck's avatar

Don’t worry. Tiny singularities “evaporate” on their own.

GeorgeGee's avatar

We’re able to go public with it now, here’s an article about it:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11711228

Zyx's avatar

@GeorgeGee That’s great, though calling it a mini big bang is a little misleading.

GeorgeGee's avatar

I like the term “pocket singularity” better :D

Bill1939's avatar

I’m new here, but isn’t an enlarging singularity an oxymoron? I thought a singularity was dimensionless. Perhaps it is only dimensionless on the inside, and on the outside is an event horizon. Do all singularities have gravity?

wundayatta's avatar

It’s a joke question.

Anna737's avatar

yeah, and how can you have a “tiny” singularity, like, as opposed to a really big singularity? come on.

Zyx's avatar

@Bill1939 That’s where the myth that black holes are gateways to other dimensions comes from. No one knows what happens inside black holes, except maybe Stephen Hawking. I read somewhere he said singularities don’t exist and black holes are just close enough to fool us.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’ve been thinking about this more. Since the force of gravity is inversely proportional to te square of the distance, anything close would be pulled more strongly than things further away. If you stand near it at waist height, any “protuberance” would be attracted to it and would grow spectacularly wit positive feedback. Be sure to photograph it quickly before it gets ripped off and enters the Stargate.
Also don’t forget to submit the video to AFV. It would be a sure weiner winner.

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