What Would Happen if You Stuck Your Hand in the Large Hadron Collider Stream?

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Comment by Gaytor on September 23, 2010 at 12:05am
It's an interesting question. The science involved is outside of my realm of even conceiving. I'm about to make an argument from ignorance. But I don't buy for a second that the energy and mass could go through your hand without damage. It's got to make contact. I picture a 7.62 mm round versus a 9 mm... the speed of the 7.62 round is devastating but with a smaller diameter. The mass of a proton is tiny, but a group of them at the speed of light... your hand first!
Comment by Jon Heim on September 24, 2010 at 5:05am
also..what about the energy that is spread out on your appendage after the proton goes through you. I mean..with a bullet, the energy is absorbed throughout the target. I guess it would have to sort of have the same reaction. let just say..I don't think it would be a very clean hole...
Comment by Jon Heim on September 24, 2010 at 5:07am
booo! that guy implied that A deity created the universe! lol

he was probably thinking..."of course he wouldnt use different laws....stupid atheist."

then again...what about his first humans who were mistakes?
Comment by Cat on September 24, 2010 at 3:05pm
Fascinating.

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