We are sitting no more than a few kilometres away from a soon-to-be-born black hole that is going to eat up the Earth in a few months from now.
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That is the case if two scientists are to be believed, according to this report in International Herald Tribune. The two men are pursuing a lawsuit in a court in Hawaii claiming that a giant particle accelerator that will begin smashing protons together outside Geneva this summer might produce a black hole that will spell the end of the Earth – and maybe the universe.
If that happens, I will write my first-hand account of the black hole on this blog. But will you be there to read it?