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5 experiments that could destroy the Earth

Given how risky experiments on himself had to endure our suffering planet, it’s amazing that she’s still alive.

Kola super-deep borehole

Kola super-deep well is located in the zone of the Arctic Circle in the most north-western part of Russia and is the deepest underground passage dug deep in the Earth.

Soviet scientists initiated the drilling of the well in 1970 and by 1989 reached the level of 12,262 feet.

They wanted to completely drill the crust and reach the upper layer of the mantle, but had no idea that what it could threaten. However, fears of a large-scale formation of earthquakes or the appearance of demons from Hell were unfounded.

But work on the project were curtailed due to the fact that in the extreme point of the passage of the temperature reached 177 degrees Celsius, causing molten rock flowed back into the well, not allowing scientists to increase the depth of drilling.

Trinity test    




Trinity test was part of the U.S. program “Manhattan Project” to develop nuclear weapons. This test is held on July 16, 1945, was the world’s first explosion of an atomic device.

The initial development of weapons of a new era a little delayed because of the fear of the scientist Edward Teller, who took part in the project. He assumed that the detonation of a plutonium battery power can lead to the initiation of a self-sustaining chemical reactions involving nitrogen, which in theory could lead to uncontrolled inflammation of the Earth’s atmosphere.

However, further calculations showed that the possibility of such a scenario is very low, so the work continued. Formed as a result of the first nuclear test blast capacity is estimated at 21 kiloton of TNT.

The explosion of the device reminded the project manager Robert Oppenheimer line from the Hindu sacred manuscript: “Now I am like Death, the Destroyer of worlds.”

The Large Hadron Collider



When scientists September 10, 2008 officially announced the creation of the Large Hadron Collider project, some have come to believe that this device will lead to the destruction of the world.

The project is a particle accelerator for $ 6 billion has been created to accelerate proton beams to 27-km-long tunnel loop followed by pitting, leading to the formation of microscopic black holes, which are thought to have appeared immediately after the Big Bang.

Some believed that formed as a result of the experiment black holes will grow uncontrollably until they swallow the Earth. However, scientists dismiss these rumors, as has already calculated that each black hole has a limit, after which it evaporates. This phenomenon is known as Hawking radiation.

“Starfish Prime”



The Earth’s magnetosphere is an important protective layer, which contains charged particles that protect Earth’s environment from the harmful effects of solar wind. And that would be if a large nuclear bomb explodes in the magnetosphere?

The United States and decided to find out in 1962. Well, among other things, the purpose of the experiment was to find a possible way to intercept Soviet missile and nuclear warheads still in space and traveling.

Therefore, the explosion was initiated thermonuclear warhead at an altitude of 400 kilometers above Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Capacity of 1.4 megaton explosion was visible from a distance of 1450 kilometers in the Hawaiian Islands, where electromagnetic pulse damaged line lighting and telephone service.

Also at the bottom of the earth’s orbit was formed artificial radiation belt, which was held for five years and injured more than a third of all were at that time the satellites.

Project SETI




This project is looking up contacts with “extraterrestrial intelligence” (“Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”) includes a set of measures to detect and attempt communication with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations.

Back in 1896 Nikola Tesla suggested that radio can be used to make contact with aliens. In 1899, it seemed to him, he even received signals from Mars. In 1924, the government of the United States announced a “National Day of Radio” in the period from 21 to 23 August 1924, when scientists could scan the air in search of radio frequencies from the red planet.

Current methods for SETI research program include the use of ground-based and orbiting telescopes, radio telescopes with large distributed data processing.

However, some are wary of humanity to such attempts to get closer to the representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations – because it can attract unwanted attention to our planet ….

So, cosmologist Stephen Hawking reiterates that human history knows cases and results when less technically advanced civilization is faced with a more advanced.

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