Thursday, March 17, 2005

SCIENTISTS CREATE BLACKHOLE IN LAB!

A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said.

When the gold nuclei smash into each other they are broken down into particles called quarks and gluons.

These form a ball of plasma about 300 times hotter than the surface of the Sun. This fireball, which lasts just 10 million, billion, billionths of a second, can be detected because it absorbs jets of particles produced by the beam collisions.